As we head into spring and summer, now is an excellent time to start thinking about what steps you need to take to set your home’s thermostat at the right temperature. Rick’s Heating & Cooling has compiled a short list of tips and tricks to keep your home cool and help you save money on your energy bills.
4 Tips for Setting Your Thermostat in Spring
Below, we’ve listed four simple things you can do to ensure your home will be comfortable throughout spring. By doing these small tasks, you’ll likely see big savings each month on your energy bill and make sure your home’s cooling system is running as efficiently as possible.
1. Know the Temperature Sweet Spot
In the spring, it’s best to set your home’s thermostat to the highest temperature you can while remaining comfortable. Generally speaking, 78 degrees is an ideal setting while you’re at home or when you’re sleeping. When you’re out for the day, 85 degrees is a good place to leave the thermostat until you return home.
2. Take Advantage of Programmable Thermostat Features
The only downside of setting your thermostat at 85 degrees while you’re gone is that you return to a warm and stuffy house that takes a while to cool down. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to get around that problem – programmable thermostats.
A programmable thermostat lets you change your home’s temperature based on your family’s schedule. Most programmable thermostats have four settings: Wake, Leave, Return, and Sleep. You can then schedule different settings for different times of the day as needed to ensure your home will be cool by the time you return.
3. Run Ceiling Fans
Using ceiling fans is a great way to make your home more energy-efficient and save money on your heating bills. On average, a fan can make a room feel 4 degrees cooler, so if your home is set to 78 degrees and you have a ceiling fan on in a given room, that room will feel like 74 degrees instead.
4. Use Open Windows to Your Advantage
Leaving your windows open on cool days is also a great way to naturally lower your home’s temperature, especially at night, as you won’t have to run your air conditioning while you sleep.
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