As a homeowner, you want to control your energy expenses as much as possible. You know that heating and cooling your Danbury, Texas, home is a significant part of your expenses, so how can you save money and energy? Adjusting your thermostat at the right times can increase your energy and financial savings without compromising your family’s comfort.
Eight Hours, 10 to 15 Degrees Can Make a Difference
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save 5 to 15 percent a year on your energy bill if you set your thermostat back by 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours. You can make this adjustment during the day when your family is away from home and at night while your family members are asleep. For many people, warm blankets are enough to keep them warm throughout the night when the house is cooler. Keeping the thermostat on a lower temperature setting at these intervals can save energy and money.
Similar rules apply for summer. Raise your thermostat about 10 degrees higher during a school or work day when your family is away.
Benefits of Programmable Thermostats
Once you’ve learned about the ideal settings for both comfort and savings, you can enter those settings into a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your preferred temperature schedule.
At night, the thermostat will self-adjust to your desired temperature, reheating or cooling your home before you wake up. While you’re away from home, the system can adjust to an energy-saving temperature and reheat or cool the house before you get home. A programmable thermostat can be one of the best ways to save energy while making your daily routine simpler.
To learn more about setting your thermostat correctly for your home, call our service team at Davis Air Conditioning and Heating at 888-710-5530 or 888-929-0049. We can help you learn how to offset your energy usage or explore your options for a programmable thermostat for your home’s HVAC system.
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