AC can make your utility bill skyrocket if you aren’t strategic

Cold Weather

Set your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit during cold weather. The temperature may seem a bit cooler than you’d typically prefer, keeping your house at 68 saves a lot of money on your energy bill. Also, you’re going to be dressed in warmer clothing every day, so you don’t need the perfect room temperature. Also, 68 is an excellent temperature for sleeping at night. What you want to avoid is continuously turning the heater on and off.

Warm Weather

During warm months, set your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When you’re walking around in shorts and tank tops every day, you don’t need your house to be igloo temperature. For an inexpensive summer utility bill, keep your house at 78. If you need to, kick on the ceiling fans.

The In-Between Months

Consider turning off your A/C when the weather is between warm and cold. In seasons like Fall and Spring, the temperature outdoors is sort of in the middle, or it swings wildly day-to-day. So, you might want to find alternative ways to cool down or heat up your house that doesn’t involve adjusting a thermostat five times a day. When you’re a little chilly, blankets and socks are a quick and cheap fix. If your house is warm, open the windows or turn on the ceiling fans.

Don’t want to worry about it? Install a Programmable Thermostat.

With a programmable thermostat, you can set the thermostat to be different temperatures throughout the day. Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money during the day when no one is home. It’s also perfect for the temperature swings of the South Plains. We all know it’s hard to efficiently heat and cool our houses when there’s a 50-degree temperature difference throughout the day unless we have programmable thermostats.

If you want to install a new thermostat or check your heating and cooling system, contact us.

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