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Stop Wasting Money When Cooling Empty Homes

Easy Ways to Reduce Cooling Costs This Summer 

With the summer heat rising, so do utility costs. During the summer, most homeowners go running to the thermostat to find relief from the heat and humidity outside. However, saving money on cooling bills during the summer doesn’t have to mean suffering in stifling heat. With the right strategies, such as saving energy when out of the house during the day, homeowners can lower their costs without noticing a drop in comfort. Here are some of the best tips to help homeowners lower cooling costs without sacrificing comfort. 

Set the Thermostat at 78 Degrees 


The secret to lowering energy bills during the summer is actually pretty simple. The air conditioner can’t rack up high energy bills if it isn’t working hard. Unfortunately, the side effect of this strategy, when taken to the extreme, can lead to significant discomfort. The best path forward splits the difference and has to do with raising the thermostat when no one is home. 

People can save on energy by allowing the temperature in the home to rise when no one is home. 78 degrees Fahrenheit is the minimum temperature to raise the thermostat to when nobody is home due to work or errands. However, the temperature shouldn’t be set any higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the system to run less and save money without the heat getting out of control and people being uncomfortable when they return. 

Don’t Make Wild Adjustments 

When it comes time to return home and adjust the thermostat to a cooler temperature, don’t make big adjustments. While it will take some time for the home to cool down, the air conditioner won’t cool the home any faster by making more significant changes to the thermostat. 

For example, returning home and setting the thermostat to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in an attempt to cool down the home faster will not work. In fact, this strategy is likely to backfire and cost more when people forget to adjust the thermostat back to its normal temperature. Instead, make smaller adjustments to the temperature. The air conditioner is already working as hard as possible; it won’t go faster with more intervention. 

Install a Smart Thermostat for Maximum Savings 


Human error is the biggest risk to the effectiveness of both of the suggestions listed above. While raising the thermostat will save money and making smaller adjustments lessens the chance of mistakes, there is a simple way to solve both problems simultaneously and maximize savings. 

Smart thermostats use the latest technology to maximize the air conditioner's effectiveness while minimizing costs. It makes automatic temperature adjustments to conserve energy without sacrificing comfort. With this one simple upgrade, homeowners can lower energy bills and more accurately control the comfort of their homes. This summer, beat the heat and high energy bills with smart thermostats. 

About Warhold Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

Warhold Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is a family-owned business serving Greensburg and the surrounding communities. They provide competitive prices, personalized options, and prompt arrival. Call them today for air conditioning services in Greensburg, PA.

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