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Adjust Your Thermostat to Save Money on Energy Bills this Summer

Adjust Your Thermostat to Save Money on Energy Bills this Summer

Summer is an exciting time filled with fun in the sun, but it can also put a big dent in your energy bill. Learning to conserve energy and take control of your thermostat can help you save up to 15 percent on your energy costs while keeping your family comfortable, according to Energy.gov. Follow these tips for keeping your air conditioner running at optimal performance and saving money on your energy bill.

Thermostat Settings

Setting the thermostat level can be a personal issue since not everyone feels comfortable at the same temperature. But, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 78 degrees while you are at home during the summer, as most people are comfortable at this temperature. Bumping it up to 88 degrees while you are away from home for more than four hours will also save you money on your energy bill. You could save an amazing 6 to 8 percent on your energy bill for each degree you raise the thermostat over 78 degrees.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

If you prefer a home that is cool and comfy when you arrive home from work, set a programmable thermostat to cool the house off before you arrive. Programmable thermostats are also ideal for busy families where it is easy to forget to dial back the temperature before you leave home.

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 78 degrees while you are at home during the summer, as most people are comfortable at this temperature.

Use Fans

Using fans to circulate the air in your home can make you feel more comfortable even when the thermostat is set a few degrees higher. Set your ceiling fan to push the air down and place directional fans near your work area to make the room feel cooler. You can also use a fan while sleeping to fool your body into thinking it is cooler than it really is inside.

Open the Windows

Don’t forget the value of opening windows when the temperatures drop in the evening. To create a cross breeze, open windows at opposites sides (or placed diagonally) of the room. You may be able to turn the A/C off during the evening or in the early morning and take advantage of natural air from outside.

Routine Servicing

Having your HVAC system regularly serviced is one of the best ways to save money on your energy bill because it ensures everything is running efficiently. Your HVAC contractor will change the filters to ensure the proper airflow, check that all parts are working smoothly and check that your ductwork is free or leaks. He can also spot and correct minor issues before they turn into a major problem. Make calling your HVAC contractor the first thing on your list for saving money on your energy costs this summer.

If you have further questions about how you can get the most out of your air conditioner this summer, or if you want to schedule a service visit, contact us today

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