There’s probably a never-ending battle at your Eastman, Georgia, home to balance lower energy costs with the ideal home comfort, especially during summer. While there are some hacks here and there to help you, it’s making sure you’re using your smart thermostat to the best of its ability that’ll really save your bacon. If you don’t know how to set your smart thermostat for summer, check out these tips for saving money and staying cool.
Don’t Set the Temperature Too Low
When you come inside after doing yard work or going for a run, your first instinct is usually to turn the thermostat as low as it goes. However, this is a dreadful error. Lowering the temperature to 60 degrees doesn’t make the temperature go down quicker or make your air conditioner work harder. Instead, it causes the air conditioner compressor to run constantly until it meets the set temperature, wasting energy and creating a house that’s too cold.
Let the Thermostat Learn Your Habits
The joy of a smart thermostat is that it remembers your temperature behaviors and adjusts itself accordingly to save you money. You can trust that your home will already be at the ideal temperature when you walk in the door.
Set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re home, which is the ideal summer temperature for comfort and reduced energy costs according to the U. S. Department of Energy. Although this number seems high, your body will naturally adjust and become more comfortable to a 78 degree temperature the longer you have it in place.
But, you don’t want the AC blasting cold air while you’re gone. Once you tell your thermostat to raise the temperature by 7-10 degrees when you leave your house, it’ll start learning your habits and adjust itself automatically when it knows your regular schedule.
Getting the perfect summer temperature isn’t that difficult if you follow these simple, handy tips. If you’ve decided to step into the 21st century with a smart thermostat, you should call Pruett Air Conditioning. Contact us today at 478-298-4115.
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