5 Tips For Smart Thermostat Setting

According to ENERGY STAR, the average homeowner spends $2,200 a year on utility costs. Moreover, 50 percent of that comes from the family’s heating and cooling bills. That means, if you can master your thermostat, you can cut a good chunk of change from your energy bill each year. Here are five tips for setting your thermostat for your air conditioning to reduce energy spend:

  • Know how to program your AC unit when you are away or asleep. People require different levels of cooling when they’re awake and when they’re asleep. For best results, turn your AC to work less at night and during the times when you’re away at work or school.
  • Use your ceiling fan. As Florida residents ourselves, we know that there are times when an AC is absolutely essential. However, your ceiling fan can help cool things down while reducing energy spend. By circulating your climate-controlled air, you can feel cooler without running the AC quite as hard.
  • Don’t turn your thermostat off. It might seem counterintuitive, but turning your thermostat off and then on again actually requires more energy than just leaving it running in the first place.
  • Keep your thermostat away from a heat source. If your thermostat is located near doorways, certain appliances, or in the path of direct sunlight, you might be causing it to run the AC longer and harder than necessary. Move it away from these areas if you want to get more accurate readings throughout the day.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. It’s easy to set the thermostat to one temperature in the morning and forget about it through the rest of the day. If you regularly neglect to adjust your system, consider replacing it with a programmable model.

Save Energy With Help from Del-Air

At Del-Air, we understand that the cost of heating and cooling a house can be significant. To that end, we work with homeowners throughout Florida to help them lower their energy bills without sacrificing their families’ comfort. For even more energy-saving tips for your air conditioning, please browse the Del-Air blogs, or call 888-831-2665 to speak to a member of our team.

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