As we enter a warm summer in Lindsay, CA, many residents might wonder how they can save money on their energy bills. For most households, AC and heating systems are the largest contributors to your power bills. Luckily, with just a few tweaks, you can adjust your thermostat settings to save money on monthly utilities. Here’s a look at three things you can do.

1. Increase the Temperature a Couple Degrees

Of course, we all want to stay comfortable this summer. However, cranking the thermostat to extremely low temperatures can have a significant impact on your energy bills.

If you are trying to make your home as efficient as possible, consider increasing the temperature of your thermostat by a few degrees. Increasing a thermostat from 68 to 72 degrees will not have an appreciable difference in the comfort of your home, but it can increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system by up to 40%.

2. Use Fans to Circulate the Air

Thermostats can only measure the temperature in one area of your home, despite being in charge of cooling the entire house. Because of this, a thermostat can often provide a false reading.

Using fans around your home in conjunction with your air conditioner will help to circulate the cool air and keep your home comfortable more efficiently and reduce the strain on your HVAC system. Further, the movement of the air will make the air feel colder, allowing you to increase the temperature of your thermostat even more and save even further.

3. Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are significantly more accurate in measuring the temperature of your home, and they allow you to create much more precise parameters to control your air condition system. Further, they allow you to have the air conditioner turn off automatically when you are not at home or when the outside temperature is below a certain point. Best of all, they are easy and affordable to install.

Setting your thermostat to operate as efficiently as possible does not have to mean sacrificing comfort. At ZONE Air & Heating Inc., we are here to guide you through making your home as comfortable and efficient as possible. If you have any questions or want HVAC maintenance to make your summer more comfortable and affordable, do not hesitate to give us a call.

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