Summertime in Florida means many things: fun, sun and crazy-high power bills, to start! Because down here, A/C isn’t negotiable—it’s an essential pillar of The Florida Life.
Which means that you’re going to pay a premium as energy demands spike while temperatures soar. There’s no getting around it.
But hey! Don’t look too depressed, we’re here to help. We’ve got a litany of top-notch tips for the best thermostat settings for saving energy (and money) during the summer.
The best temperature to keep your thermostat at for saving money during the summer time is about 78 degrees. The best budget-friendly range for saving money on a daily basis? 74-78 degrees.
You might be tempted to run it at a lower temperature, sure, but remember—the U.S. Department of Energy advises that you can save up to 3% on your energy cost for every degree above 72.
Peak hours exist, and they can hurt you.
You and your bank account, more specifically.
During the summer months especially, demand for electricity soars between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.—adjust your usage accordingly to minimize the damage done. It’s natural to crank the A/C as soon as you walk in the door, but at that point you could be negating all those savings you racked up during the day.
It’s always better to work smarter, not harder.
Make your thermostat work for you! These days you can take two innovative tracks for saving money without even trying: with either a programmable or app-controlled thermostat.
App control is great and gives you complete control of your biodome at any time, from anywhere—so you can slightly cool the home before you ever feel the heat.
Programmable thermostats allow you to set a routine (and stick to it!).
How Armstrong Can Help
While these tips on the best thermostat settings for saving energy during the summer will absolutely help you—it’s still best to keep your HVAC unit up to date.
This means routine inspections, preventative maintenance and replacement of any inefficient, broken or older units. Click here for more information on our phenomenal Preventative Maintenance Agreement; it ensures your system runs better, for longer with a 21-point service that can’t be beat.
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