What Is A Good Summer Thermostat Temperature Setting? | Wesco Oil

What Is A Good Summer Thermostat Temperature Setting?

Keep cool while saving on energy costs!

summer temperature setting rhode islandWith the arrival of summer here in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, you might be worried about what air conditioning can do to your energy bills.

Good news: Saving on your energy costs this summer doesn’t have to involve drastic changes. You can still keep just as cool and comfortable as you like.

The best way to save on energy just requires you to remember to do one simple thing: turning your thermostat up 7˚ to 10˚ for eight hours a day during cooling season (and down the same amount for eight hours a day during heating season). The U.S. Department of Energy reports that this can help you save up to 10% on your cooling and heating costs. And when you consider cooling and heating make up about 50% of what you spend on energy each year, you see just how big those savings can be!

Seasonal Thermostat Settings

Use this simple guide to get started on savings.

Summer months:

Winter months:

Programmable thermostats help save you money

Yeah, programmable thermostats and the high-tech smart thermostats cost a little more than a standard thermostat. But you’ll get that investment back and then some because it will adjust your thermostat for you. If you have the unfortunate habit of forgetting to turn off the A/C while you’re out of the house, having a set-it-and-forget-it programmable thermostat will do it for you.

Smart thermostats take that several steps further because you can control and monitor your home’s HVAC system through your smartphone or tablet!

Here’s how you use a programmable or smart thermostat for enhanced energy savings.

Contact us for help in keeping your cooling costs down this summer!