Programming Your Thermostat for Summer
Knowing how to program your thermostat for summer is crucial to staying comfortable and keeping your energy bill in check. If you’re like most Jacksonville Beach, Florida, residents, you want to maximize savings without sacrificing comfort, and we’re here to help!
Use the Right Thermostat
There are multiple types of programmable thermostats available, each with distinctive program options. For example, a one-week programming schedule allows you to set a single thermostat setting for every day of the week. With a 5-2 programming option, you keep the same cooling schedule for Monday through Friday but have a different schedule for the weekend.
Similarly, a 5-1-1 program gives you a set workweek schedule, but you can have a different program for Saturday and Sunday. There are also thermostats that allow you to program a different schedule every day of the week, which is perfect for individuals with irregular schedules. Consider your work and personal schedule before deciding which programmable thermostat to buy.
Find the Right Setting
Once you’ve invested in the right thermostat, it’s time to set it. In general, 78 degrees or higher is the best option for summer cooling. It keeps your home comfortable without drawing too much energy. If 78 degrees is too hot for your personal preferences, set the thermostat down 1 degree each day until you find an ideal setting. You can also increase your thermostat by 1 degree each day if you’re already used to a much cooler temperature.
When you’re away from home, program the temperature to rise to 85 degrees instead of turning off the air conditioner entirely. You can ensure the thermostat cools things down an hour or so before you get home, making sure you don’t waste energy when you’re out.
Contact Mike Merritt Heating & Air Conditioning at 904-240-4038 to discuss your programmable thermostat options. Our friendly technicians will help you select the right model for your home and instruct you on how to program your settings for maximum efficiency.