“Don’t worry! You can stay cool and save energy this summer!”
You crave sunshine and warm weather all winter long. When summer finally comes, it’s the opposite: you’re in your home blasting the air conditioning trying to avoid the heat at all costs – welcome to Southern California!
Sure you’re feeling nice and cool, but it doesn’t take much to send that electric bill through the roof. You might be left deciding weather to start using your savings to pay for electric bills, or just stay sweaty all summer.
You can stay cool and save energy this summer by following our simple thermostat tips.
The Best Temperature to Beat the Heat AND the Bills
The simple answer?
Stay cool and save money by following the U.S. Department of Energy’s recommendation of setting your temperature to 78 degrees F when you’re at home. You can add to this by getting a dehumidifier for your home – dry air tends to be much cooler than humid air.
The Best Thermostat Setting When You’re Away
Not at home?
Turning your thermostat up to around 86 degrees can help you save as much as 10 percent on cooling costs. With a smart thermostat, you can have your thermostat drop back down to 78 degrees before you get back home.
You Need a Smart Thermostat
It can be a pain to follow our recommended temperatures manually. Investing in a smart thermostat that can be programmed from anywhere is a must!
Traditional thermostats have to be manually changed every time you leave home for the day. Smart thermostats allow you to program your temperature around your busy schedule.
Cooling Tips for Even More Savings
78 degrees F might seem too hot to be comfortable, but you can further seal your home and block out the sun for even more cooling.
- Hang up blackout curtains or reflective materials over your windows. Windows allow the mot heat to enter your home. Protect your windows!
- Seal your home. Make sure all doors and windows are air tight with caulk and weather stripping.
- Upgrade your AC unit to a news, more efficient model.
Stay comfortable this summer without breaking the bank by following these summer cooling tips.