Tuning Your Thermostat For The Summer
Did you know that you could save money this summer, without sacrificing comfort? By following a simple strategy, Energy Saver explains that homeowners can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning their thermostat back 7-10 degrees for about 8 hours each day. While the percentage of savings will be higher in milder climates, tuning your thermostat can still make a difference this summer.
The idea is that by setting a thermostat as high as comfortably possible, homeowners close the gap between temperatures inside and outside. As such, the price for overall cooling decreases. To better understand, imagine a normal setting for a homeowner is 74 degrees. With temperatures rising near 100 degrees, the homeowner decides to set his thermostat to 65 degrees in order to cool the home quickly.
This example represents a common misconception about cooling one’s home. The truth is—setting a thermostat to a colder than normal setting will not cool the home faster. In other words, the HVAC doesn’t work harder to cool a home. In fact, it could result in excessive cooling and an unnecessary expense. Given the same scenario, if the homeowner set the thermostat to 78 degrees, the home loses less energy. This is because the flow of heat into the home is slower when the interior temperature is higher.
Given a greater understanding of the dynamic between a thermostat setting, energy usage and outdoor temperatures, one thing is certain—raising the thermostat during the summer months is a smart move. For those that want to further amp up their savings, however, a programmable thermostat will store and repeat daily settings based on a pre-set schedule.
ClimateSmith LLC – Your Heating and Cooling Specialists
As seasoned professionals, the trained technicians at ClimateSmith LLC are all too familiar with the hot and steamy summertime temperatures in Atlanta and North Georgia. That’s why we offer expert HVAC maintenance and installation services, including a system efficiency analysis, to ensure that your system is in top shape all season long.
To request an appointment, call the heating and cooling specialists at ClimateSmith, LLC today!
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Alpharetta, GA 30005