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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat at Home This Summer?

Your energy efficiency levels can be boosted this summer simply by setting your home’s thermostat to the right temperature.

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The summer is easily the hardest season on your utility bills as it is peak time to have your air conditioning systems plugged in and cranked up, and energy efficiency isn’t always at the top of your mind when you are sweating it out. The good news is an easy money-saving way to boost energy efficiency this summer and save your sizzling utility bill bacon is to carefully control your home’s thermostat temperature settings. This enables you to achieve a higher level of energy efficiency without having to suffer in the heat. You can do this quite easily in a few ways:

  1. Keep your home’s thermostat temperature set right around a constant seventy-five degrees when you are home and set it to allow a higher temperature for when you are not home.
  2. Utilize a programmable thermostat to save even more by adjusting the temperature automatically according to your daily life’s schedule. Programmable thermostats come with the energy-efficient benefits of adjusting your home’s temperature when you aren’t even there, which means you can save significantly on your energy bills simply by entering a few settings. This means you will no longer have to sacrifice energy and money to keep your HVAC set to an ideal temperature when no one is home to enjoy it.
  3. If you are planning on being gone for a vacation this summer or simply a few weekends away, be sure to set your home’s temperature at an appropriate temperature to keep moisture from building up in your home as moisture build-up can cause mold growth. A programmable thermostat has the benefit feature of a vacation/hold option to help keep your home’s temperature at the ideal setting while you are away.

If you need help with your home’s temperature this summer or think it’s time to invest in some energy efficiency and install a programmable thermostat, contact G & M Service today by clicking this link or calling (919) 772-8820.

by: Phil Smith

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