What Is A Good Summer Thermostat Temperature?

Tips to save on energy costs

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Summer is almost here!

And it’s going to be a hot one here in Southern Maryland. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that this summer will be hotter than normal. That means you could be running your home’s air conditioning much more often.

Don’t let your home energy costs rise with the temperatures! We have some ideas you can put to use that will help you set your thermostat the right way so you can keep your energy bills down without having to sacrifice any comfortable coolness.

Adjust your thermostat

Little changes can add up to big savings! How big? The U.S. Department of Energy reports that turning your thermostat up 7˚ to 10˚ for eight hours a day during cooling season (and down the same amount for eight hours a day during heating season) can help you save up to 10% on your cooling and heating costs!

If you think 10% doesn’t sound like much, cooling accounts for 40% of your energy costs in the summer. It’s the largest part of your energy costs.

The Department of Energy put together directions on how to set your thermostat to get more energy savings.

Cooling season:

Heating season:

Use a programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats are a wonderful way make sure you’re keeping your cooling costs under control. But you have to use them right to maximize your air conditioning’s efficiency and minimize your summer energy costs.

Here’s how to set your programmable thermostat.

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, they’re easy to find at your local home improvement store or online. You can even get a smart thermostat that lets you monitor and control your HVAC system from your smartphone or tablet anywhere you have a WiFi or cellular connection!

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