Air conditioning is necessary for surviving a hot summer in Junction City, KY, but running your air conditioning at full blast can cost you an arm and a leg. A good way to save on your energy bill, even in the middle of summer, by setting the correct temperature on your thermostat. Here’s what you need to know about setting your thermostat in order to conserve energy and save money.

How Temperature Affects Cost

Some homeowners love for their home to be ice cold when they come in from a long day’s work in the heat. The ideal setting for many is 72 degrees, but you can save on your energy bill if you set your temperature just a few degrees higher.

If you use a ceiling fan, you can set your thermostat to 78 degrees and probably still be comfortable in the summer because the breeze will make it feel a little cooler. You could save as much as 8% on your energy bill if you set your temperature to 79 degrees.

Let Yourself Slowly Adjust

It may take a little time to adjust to the new temperature settings in your home. Let your body get used to the new temperature slowly. You can occasionally raise your temperature by one or two degrees every few days, eventually going up to 78 degrees or even higher if you are comfortable.

Make a Schedule

If you have a smart thermostat, you can easily make a schedule for your new temperature settings. Put the temperature at its highest during the warmest parts of the day so there is a difference when you come inside.

Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning can install a smart thermostat to assist you in the new temperature settings in your home. We can provide detailed information on how these systems can help save you even more on your energy bills this summer. Contact Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning today for air conditioning services and start saving money.

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