The majority of all modern thermostats are programmable. However, many of us never take the time to program our thermostats once they’ve been installed. Smart thermostats, thermostats which can be controlled with your phone or tablet, are becoming increasingly popular. Smart thermostats make it even easier to program your thermostat. Programming your thermostat takes just a few minutes of your time and can help your HVAC system work more efficiently during the summer months. If your HVAC system is running more efficiently, you’ll see the savings on your utility bill each month.
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, now is the time to purchase one! When shopping for a programmable thermostat, you’ll have many options to choose from. Some thermostats come with options to set different programs for each day and weekends versus weekdays. Most models allow you to set up to four different temperatures each day.
Knowing the ideal summer thermostat settings will help you and your family feel more comfortable and can save you money on your energy bill each month. Here are some helpful tips for setting your summer thermostat schedule.
-Your first temperature adjustment should come first thing in the morning. Set your thermostat to adjust itself about 15 minutes before you get up so your home will be comfortable when you get up.
-If you work outside of the home, program your thermostat for temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees warmer. This will allow your HVAC unit to rest during the day when your home is empty. Each degree higher you set your thermostat can save you 1% in energy costs.
-Approximately 15 minutes before you generally return home, set your thermostat to return to a normal, comfortable temperature.
-Adjust your thermostat again approximately 15 minutes before you go to bed. If you like to be cooler at night, try using a ceiling fan so that you can set your thermostat higher at night in order to achieve energy and money savings.
Contact Custom Klimates for to request a service call or to learn more about our indoor climate solutions or Cor’ Home Automation. We offer the recommendations, services, and products you need to better protect your comfort, budget, and the air quality in your home. With over forty years of proven experience across Canton GA, Woodstock, Cartersville & Alpharetta, GA, the HVAC technicians at Custom Klimates are your trusted source for quality heating and Air Conditioning solutions.