The cost of running an air conditioning system for a large portion of the year can really add up. And setting the thermostat inefficiently certainly doesn’t help to keep that spending under control. If you have a programmable thermostat, it’s easy to keep costs to a minimum, as long as you know how to use it. Check out our guide to programming your thermostat efficiently, and consider upgrading to a programmable unit if you don’t already have one.
- Keep the thermostat at an efficient temperature. Find the warmest temperature that everyone in the home can agree is still comfortable. Many experts recommend choosing about 78 degrees as an efficient summer temperature to keep the thermostat at for most of the time that you are home.
- Raise the temperature by 10 degrees for 8 hours a day. But when you plan to be away or asleep, it can significantly lower your bills if you increase the temperature by about 10-15 degrees for 8 hours a day. Pre-program the thermostat to raise the temperature when you go to work or run errands.
- Know where you’ll be ahead of time. Set your thermostat to remember your daily schedule, and automatically readjust to a higher temperature when you plan to be away. If your regular schedule changes, make a note to make a temporary change to the thermostat or permanently reset your schedule. If you have trouble operating your thermostat to do this, try searching for the thermostat manual online.
- Consider a Wi-Fi thermostat. Today, “smart thermostats” use the wireless internet in a home in order to give you the ability to operate your air conditioning and heating system remotely from an app on your smart phone.
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