What Temperature Should I Set my Thermostat?
As we get ready to enter the heart of summer in St. Louis, it is important for homeowners to set their thermostats at a reasonable temperature to save money on their energy bill when cooling their home. For summer months, a homeowner should set their thermostat at 78 degrees when they are home at 88 degrees when they are out. For every temperature above 78, a homeowner can actually save 6-8% on their energy bills.
These settings are obviously for people with central air conditioning. If you have window units, it can be difficult to save money as these are not as efficient as central air units. For window units, be sure to only have them running when someone is in the room. Sometimes people accidentally leave a unit running which can be a major drain on resources. A person should also keep doors closed in order to keep cool air in and warm air out. If possible, turn off the unit periodically when the room reaches a comfortable temperature.
Homeowners may also want to consider installing heavy curtains and ceiling fans in order to keep out hot air and make a room feel cooler. These are simple steps that allow a person to keep their thermostat higher without sacrificing comfort. With ceiling fans, be sure to turn them off when not in use. They don’t actually cool a room, just make a person feel cooler. By turning them off when no one is in the room, you can be sure that you are doing everything possible to keep your energy bill low in the summer.
If you have an old air conditioner and want to update it, an energy efficient model from Classic Aire Care can save you substantial money on your energy bill. We carry numerous Energy Star certified units that efficiently cool your home and save you money. A homeowner can often pay for the upgrade after just a few years of monthly savings.
At Classic Aire Care, our experienced professionals can install a new air conditioner to keep you cool in the summer. With a new unit and sound thermostat settings, you can save significant amounts on your energy bills. To learn more about your air conditioning options, contact Classic Aire Care right away.