With the warmer weather on the horizon, having your thermostat to the right degree is the difference between spending a lot of money on your bill or saving money on your bill. There will be days where it will be hotter than others as well as cooler than others. There are a lot of factors that impact what you set your thermostat to some of them include the humidity, season, and how often your in or out of your home. In this post, we will go over how you should set up your thermostat to save you the most amount of money during each season in the year.
Temperature Setting in the Summer
Depending on how hot it is setting your thermostat to a low degree causes your heating and cooling bill to skyrocket. Recently it was discovered that in most US homes, air conditioning and heating make up about 40% of your home electricity bill. To reduce energy costs in your home, electricians recommended that you set your thermostat to 75 degrees or higher depending on if your comfortable or not. Another thing you could do is to lower the thermostat at night because your air conditioner works less at night because of the lower temperatures outside. Also, it was found that even though 1-3PM is the hottest time of the day outside your home insulation can hold the heat until around 3-7PM when it’s able to penetrate the insulation and gets in your house. During the hours of 3-7PM, when people are returning home from work or school is the peak in energy usage, which entails your electricity bill goes up.
When You’re Not Home
It’s recommended that you should change the temperature of your thermostat if you leave your home for extended periods but be careful not to do it every time you leave the house. Not many people realize that your HVAC system isn’t just affecting the temperature in your home, but it also affects the temperature of your insulation. This is why you might see an increase in your electricity bill because it takes hours for your HVAC unit to pass through cool or heated air through your insulation. For example, if the outside temperature can pass through the insulation for most of the day, your heater or air conditioner will use even more energy to get the right temperature you want in your home. Here are some tips on what you should do if you leave yours for periods of time. If you’re leaving your home for more than 24 hours, turn off your system completely. In the winter when it’s below freezing keep the heat on and put it at the lowest setting to make sure pipes don’t freeze, or no leaks start to form. If you do have some extra cash think about investing in a high tech thermostat that learns your habits and temperature ranges you prefer.
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