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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat to in Order to Save Money?

You want to save money on your electric bills. But you also want to feel comfortable in your home. Finding the perfect balance so that you can have the best of both worlds can be a tricky task. We want to share with you our tips and tricks so that you know what temperature to set your thermostat to in order to save money.

Summer Settings

Living in Florida, high electric bills are common in the peak summer months. Perhaps the easiest way to save money in the summer is to turn your thermostat up by approximately seven degrees while your family is away at work/school. By doing this, you can see up to 10% savings on your electric bills each year. Additionally, you can expect to save 6-8 percent off your monthly bills for every degree over 78 degrees Fahrenheit that you set your thermostat.

How is this higher temperature actually saving you money? When you allow your house to become warmer inside, the flow of heat is significantly slowed down. This means your AC doesn’t need to work as hard, which conserves energy and keeps your money in your pocket. A general rule of thumb is to keep the inside temperature of your home as close to the outside temperature as possible. Remember, it’s also important to make sure your air conditioner is ready for summer.

Winter Settings

Who wouldn’t want a cozy, warm home during the winter while saving money and energy? Experts say that setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the day is the best way to save money in the winter. While away from home, it is recommended to turn it down. This has been determined to be the ideal setting for savings in the winter.

Basically, the more time your house is at a low temperature in the winter, the more energy you are able to save. At high temperatures, your house loses a lot more energy. To save money, it is important to turn your thermostat down for as long as you can. You can also try these energy-saving tips.

Let Us Help You

To keep up with your busy lifestyle, we suggest investing in a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats are able to store up to six different temperature settings per day, eliminating the need for you to constantly change the them yourself. If you need repair or maintenance on your programmable thermostat, Stellar Services is happy to help. Give us a call today at (352) 290-4919 or contact us online!