The summertime can be very expensive when it comes to energy prices and keeping your home cool. It can be very difficult to find the right balance between trying to keep cool and saving money. There is no correct way to set your thermostat but there are a few ways that could help you save money. Enjoy this summer with a cool home and more money in your bank with these thermostat savings tips!
4 Tips for saving money during the summer heat
Use Programmable Thermostats
Programmable thermostats, such as the NEST Learning Thermostat, allow the user to change the temperature to whatever they want at certain times. You can program it to cool your home efficiently wherever you may be. Using the occupied and unoccupied settings can allow for comfortable temperatures for your home all day long. There’s no point in cooling an unoccupied home. When no one is home set your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees. By doing so you are able to save money fast.
Remind Yourself Before Bed about Thermostat Savings
While you are sleeping is a great time to save money. Before you go to bed, set your thermostat back a few degrees. Chances are you probably won’t notice. By doing so your AC doesn’t have to work as hard at night. Both you and your AC get a break from the long summer days. Nighttime is automatically a little cooler than the daytime so allow it to work towards your favor. You will wake up feeling refreshed and a little bit richer with this thermostat savings tip.
Try Adding a Fan to the Mix
Once your thermostat has been set and running, turn on your fan to help out with the circulation. As cool air is already in the room the fan will help it continue to stay cool. In this case you won’t have to turn your thermostat as low! Using the thermostat and fan in conjunction will allow you to raise the temperature by at least 4 degrees while maintaining the exact same level of comfort. Try this technique at home and see how it works for you. Whether you have a floor or ceiling fan, this tip might just do the trick and allow you to save big.
Don’t rush the Cool Feeling – Learn Thermostat Savings Techniques
When you are home, avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal. You may think the colder the setting the faster the job will get done, but that is not the case. In fact, no matter what temperature you set your thermostat at it will not cool any faster. This excessive cooling can lead to higher bills and maintenance on your AC sooner than you would have liked. Have patience when cooling your home and limit the unnecessary expenses.
Here at Nelson Comfort we know how expensive it can be to cool your home. Follow some of these tips and see if your energy bill goes down with thermostat savings these next few months. Call us today with any of your cooling and thermostat needs.