As temperatures warm up in the Triangle, you may find yourself turning down the thermostat throughout the day. But is there a way to stay comfortable while saving on energy costs? Read on for Rapid Repair Experts’ advice on how to use your thermostat this spring.
Thermostat settings in Durham, NC
While there’s no exact temperature to meet every homeowner’s needs during spring, there are some guidelines. Many professionals recommend setting the thermostat close to 80 degrees in order to save on A/C costs. While turning up the temperature certainly cuts down on energy bills, this simply may not be practical for local residents. However, we do suggest that you set the temperature as high as comfortably possible during spring and summer.
Lower A/C costs
So if leaving the A/C on full blast is out of the question, how can you stay comfortable this spring? Fortunately, there are countless ways to save on energy costs while making your home cooler. Set your thermostat to AUTO so that it only blows cool air in your home. In addition, you can close your blinds so that sunlight doesn’t make your home warmer than it already is. Finally, use your ceiling fans. Fans are an inexpensive way to make any room instantly feel cooler and more comfortable. For more quick and easy energy saving tips, check out our blog.
Programmable thermostat from Rapid Repair Experts
If you want the ultimate in convenience and comfort from your HVAC system, you should upgrade to a programmable thermostat from Rapid Repair Experts. Programmable thermostats allow you to set specific temperatures for different times of the day, providing the perfect balance of efficiency and comfort. They also allow for HVAC zoning, so you can cool individual areas of your home separately. And smart models are Wi-Fi enabled, so you can control them with your smartphone or tablet.
Call Rapid Repair Experts to upgrade to a programmable thermostat today!