The cost of running the thermostat is one of the higher energy costs in the typical home. Here’s how you can better use your thermostat to make the cooling of your home more efficient and less costly:
1. For better cooling without the high price tag, experiment with the temperature. Find out how high you can set it and still be comfortable. Start by raising the temperature by one degree and keeping it that way for a week. If you find it comfortable after that time, try raising it by another degree. If you can stay comfortable at a higher temperature, you will have to work your air conditioning as much to cool your home.
2. Take advantage of a cool breeze on a warm day. Open the windows and let the breeze cool your home. Be sure to shut down the thermostat to avoid cooling the home at a time when the cooled air will simply escape from the windows.
3. Use a programmable thermostat. With programmable capabilities, you can set the unit at a higher temperature when no one will be home. You may also choose to set it at a higher temperature late at night when everyone will be asleep.
4. Avoid heating up your home too much with other appliances. Wash clothing at cooler temperatures and use the microwave for cooking instead of the oven to avoid making the air conditioning work harder to keep your home cool.
If you’re interested in taking steps to make sure that your home is cooling in the most efficient way possible, then be sure to set an appointment with Morelli and don’t delay!