The summer temperatures are hot in St. Louis. As a result, you may be feeling stung when you receive your monthly energy bills. The good news is that a programmable thermostat can improve energy efficiency in your home and lower energy costs. Read on to learn how you can use your home’s programmable thermostat to improve energy efficiency in your home.

Raise the Temperature When No One is Home

So much wasted energy is utilized when you’re away from your home. Your air conditioner is working hard to keep your home cool when there’s no one around. Consider setting your thermostat at least 10 degrees higher when you’re away. If you’re going on vacation, set it even higher.

Use Gradual Increases and Decreases

Your air conditioning works hard when it suddenly has to reduce the temperature. Many people will crank the temperature down when they get home in an effort to quickly cool their homes to get it to the most appropriate temperature. This can cause your air conditioner to overwork, increasing your energy bills. Set your programs to perform gradual increases and decrease that allow cool the air more slowly.

Set a Higher Constant Temperature

A lot of time people get hung up on what they feel would be the most comfortable temperature to keep their home cool. Yet, if you use a programmable thermostat, it’ll help to keep your home a constant temperature.

Five degrees can account for significant savings on your monthly energy bills. So try setting your temperature higher. If you still feel it’s a little warm, try using ceiling fans to draw the cool air down.

Utilize your programmable thermostat to help improve efficiency and lower energy bills. Contact Averill Heating & Air Conditioning at 314-328-0437 today to find the perfect programmable thermostat for your home.

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