When you are at home and awake, keep your house at approximately 75° F. When you are away from your house for two or more hours you should bump the temperature up to approximately 79° F. When you are sleeping it should be set to approximately 75° F. If you aren’t comfortable at 75° F, lower the temperature a degree at a time.
A programmable thermostat is ideal for setting temperatures to match your schedule. With a manual thermostat you have to remember to adjust the temperature every time you leave the house. A pre-programmed thermostat lets you adjust temperature settings for when you are awake, asleep, or away. You can also set returning temperatures to desired levels, ensuring your interior is at a comfortable temperature when you step inside.
To maximize cooling in your home:
Use a dehumidifier
Make sure windows and doors are sealed with caulk and weatherstripping
Use window treatments to block heat and sun
Install ceiling fans
Limit the use of heat generating appliances during the day
Use ventilation fans when bathing, showering and cooking
Install cooler more efficient lighting
schedule regular maintenance to keep your cooling system running efficiently.
Replace old heating & cooling units with new energy-efficient models
We hope you will find these recommendations helpful for keeping your house comfortable and utility costs down.