The temperatures are rising and that means summer is on its way! With warmer weather on the horizon it’s time to think about setting your thermostat for summer. These tips will help you save money this summer and make your home more energy efficient.
During the summer months it’s best to set your thermostat between 75 and 78 degrees, or turn it off when you are out of your house for long periods of time. A higher interior temperature will slow the flow of heat into your house, saving energy on air conditioning. And who doesn’t want that?
To help you deal with your thermostat running at a higher temperature, we suggest utilizing ceiling or room fans. To keep your energy bills low, turn off all of the lights during the day while you are out of the house and keep the shades drawn to prevent direct sunlight from heating up your home. On the weekends, open up the windows if the weather permits to keep some fresh air blowing through your home. This will help reduce your electric bill significantly by reducing your electric use during the day, all while keeping your home cool.
Another simple way to lower your energy bill during the summer is to make sure you electronic devices are unplugged and turned off if you are not using them. Many electronic devices will continue to use power even when they are not in use. Is your laptop or tablet turned off, but still connected to the charger that’s plugged into the wall? Simply unplug the appliances that are not in use or don’t need to be charged to cut down your energy bill.
Programmable thermostats help you manage your home temperature settings by creating a schedule. You will save money all summer long. You’ll want to program your thermostat to be warmer while you are away at work and cooler when you return home in the evening. For more information about programmable thermostats click here. Interested and upgrading to a programmable thermostat? Give your friends at Chapman a call at 317-643-6286 or visit our website today!
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