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Setting Your Thermostat to Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

Keeping your Las Vegas, Nevada, residence cool during the hot summer months is vital for maintaining comfort. One way to sustain optimal temperatures is to properly program your thermostat. Correct programming will keep your home cool and help your AC to work more efficiently. Follow the tips below and keep your house cooler simply by using your thermostat correctly.

When You Are Home

Setting your thermostat to 78 degrees can keep you comfortable without increasing your energy bill. If you can tolerate a warmer interior temperature, feel free to set your thermostat higher. It is estimated that for every degree you increase the thermostat’s setting, you save more on your energy bill.

Keep cool air in your home by covering windows with blinds or other window treatments. You should also limit the use of appliances that generate a lot of heat. Ceiling fans help to circulate the cool air from the AC, but you only need to keep them on when you are in the room. If humidity is a problem indoors, a dehumidifier can help to remove excess moisture and keep you cool.

When You Are Away

Program your thermostat to raise the temperature during the times that you will be away from home. Today’s smart thermostats have features like vacation mode and scheduling. When setting your thermostat, adjust it so that it will gradually increase to a tolerable setting while you’re away. You can also program it to slowly reduce the temperature just before you return so that your home will be comfortable upon your arrival. Avoid cranking the temperature up or down frequently or by several degrees as this can increase energy usage. If you need to adjust the temperature quickly, try using a fan to help with cooling.

If you would like more tips on how to effectively program your thermostat contact Johnny On The Spot at(725) 977-9461 today. We can help you to select the ideal smart or programmable thermostat for your home.

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