With school out for the summer, your kids are likely to be at home more often than usual. When it gets hot outside, it’s important to make sure that everyone in your family stays cool indoors. However, blasting your air conditioning will mean that you’ll be facing higher energy bills this season. Find out how to maintain a comfortable HVAC schedule in your Dayton home without bumping up your energy bills.
When You’re Home
When your kids are home during the day in summer, it’s ok to lower your thermostat a bit if you usually keep it higher when they’re in school. Ideally, your thermostat should stay around 78 degrees during the day. This should provide you with a comfortable environment indoors when the temperatures heat up outside.
At night, you should lower your thermostat a few degrees, so that you and your family can sleep well. Being in a bedroom that’s too warm can make it harder for your kids to sleep through the night. Lowering your thermostat a little during the night won’t have as much of an effect on your energy bills if you’re keeping it higher all day long.
When You’re Not Home
When you and your kids leave the house during summer, don’t turn your air conditioning off. Doing so makes it harder for your HVAC system to cool your home back down when you’re home. Raise the thermostat a few degree before leaving your house instead.
Consider Getting a Programmable Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to make sure you remember to change your thermostat settings during different times of the day or before leaving your home. You can program these thermostats to automatically adjust at specified times, making it easier for you to manage an HVAC schedule that keeps your home comfortable throughout the summer months and the rest of the year.
If you’re having trouble with your HVAC system or need a new thermostat, please contact Detmer and Sons. We can provide you and your family with prompt HVAC service to keep your Dayton home feeling comfortable all summer long.
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