Go ahead and crank up the thermostat in the summer, especially when you’re out of the house—you’ll save energy and money!
Like raising your thermostat in the summer, lowering it in the winter has the same benefits for saving energy and costs on heating your home. Sixty-eight degrees tends to be the rule of thumb while you’re up and about, but you can set the thermostat even lower while you’re asleep or out of the house.
Did you know that the location of your thermostat can actually affect its efficiency? Make sure to read the manual before installing. Most thermostats perform more accurately when they’re away from direct sunlight and drafts. A furniture-free area is also important to ensure natural air currents aren’t blocked.
- If you’re in the market for a new thermostat, there are some great energy-saving options out there, like the Nest, which automatically adjusts to your routine to save energy.
- Other thermostat options let you control your home’s temperature remotely from a computer, tablet or smartphone!