Are you worried about high energy bills this summer? There are ways to combat an increase in energy costs, and they don’t cost money to implement. We’ve put together this quick reference to help you understand how a summer thermostat strategy can work for you.
Best Thermostat Temperature
The Department of Energy recommends keeping your thermostat set to 78 degrees when the home is occupied. This strategy can help reduce energy costs by up to 10% each year. Set the thermostat a few degrees higher and save even more. Keep drapes closed throughout the day to prevent the sun from heating rooms.
Temperature for Energy Savings
When you’re away at work, raise your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees higher than your normal setting of 78. The DOE recommends doing this for at least eight hours every day. If you’re at home all day, raise the thermostat for eight hours during the early morning hours. Homes usually stay cool until noon. During the day, live in the east-facing areas of the home to avoid the sun.
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Additional Thermostat Recommendations
Turn off your AC system when the home is unoccupied for 24 hours or more. When arriving home, set the thermostat to 78 and allow the environment to cool gradually. Immediately setting the thermostat well below 78 can cause the system to work too hard and freeze up. Installing a programmable thermostat is an ideal way to manage your AC temperatures.
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