Most of us would definitely like to slash down our energy bills that result from the amount of energy we use both when we are at home and away. For some people who live in areas with very low temperatures, they usually leave the air-conditioning system on when they leave the house so that it will be at the right temperature when they return. Setting your thermostat will be the best solution to help you save money and maintain your house at the right temperature at any time of the day or night.
The first thing you will need to do when setting your thermostat is to make sure that you set the air-conditioner to shut down completely when you get out of the house, and then automatically turn itself back on about 20 to 30 minutes to your expected return time. Another thing you will need to do is to set the thermostat in a manner that allows it to reduce the temperature when you’re heating the house and increase it when you are cooling the house. This should be about 20 to 30 minutes after turning it on during the night.
At night when you are sleep, you do not need too much heat in the house and therefore you can set the thermostat too much less cooling that will make you feel comfortable during that time. You may also need to set different settings for the different days of the week depending on the weather pattern.
With the thermostats, temperatures should be adjusted daily before you leave home and at night before going to bed. Adjustments vary with climate and regions.
In the summer, follow the same rules with air conditioners. You also may choose to keep your house warmer when you’re away from home, which will also help save money on utility bills. However, when at home during the summer, set your thermostat temperature around 78 degrees and at 85 degrees or higher when away.
When you decide to set your thermostat, you should also know that temperatures fluctuate every day. So if the air conditioning system requires you to adjust the settings daily, or after a number of days, do not hesitate to do so. When you do that, you will be maximizing the efficiency of the system. So you will need to make it a routine to be checking it every day before you leave the house to see if there are any adjustments that need to be done to the settings.
If your house has a quite large family, it will be up to your family members to decide which temperature will be comfortable for everyone. There may be cases where some people may prefer different temperatures from others but it is upon all of you to reach an agreement on what temperatures will be comfortable for everyone depending on the circumstances that you are dealing with. If you are having any issues with your thermostat or your air conditioner contact us at Cool Bear Services for a consultation and quote at (561) 572-3636.