summer thermostat north carolinaSummer is getting closer! Are you ready for the sun and fun?
Something else you need to be ready for: the amount of energy needed for your home’s central air conditioning system. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help reduce those energy costs without sacrificing that sweet, cool comfort.
We’ve put together a guide to help.

Temperatures matter

Just adjusting a few degrees for a few hours more each day can help you get control of your cooling costs. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that turning your thermostat up 7˚ to 10˚ for eight hours a day during cooling season (and down the same amount for eight hours a day during heating season) can help you save up to 10% on your cooling and heating costs!
And when you consider that cooling and heating are the biggest part of your energy costs, you realize just how big the savings can be.
Here’s what to do:
Summer months:

  • When you’re home and awake, program air conditioning to 78°F.
  • Program the A/C to shut off during the hours you’re out of the house.

Winter months:

  • When you’re home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°F.
  • Lower temperatures by 10° for the hours you’re asleep or out of the house.

Use your programmable thermostat correctly

A programmable thermostat is the best way to keep your cooling costs under control this summer.
Why? Because we get busy. And that means we forget to do certain tasks like setting the thermostat. Programmable thermostats don’t forget. And smart thermostats let you control your heating and cooling from your smartphone!
Here’s what to do with a programmable thermostat.

  • Program heat or A/C to shut off 20-30 minutes before you leave home each day; return them to normal comfort levels 20 to 30 minutes before you come home.
  • Program reductions in heating or cooling to begin 60 minutes before you go to sleep; return them to normal comfort levels 30 minutes before you awaken.

Don’t have a programmable thermostat? They’re available at your local home improvement stores and will pay for themselves quickly with the energy they can save you all year ‘round!
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