Although Palm Harbor, Florida, experiences pleasant temperatures throughout fall and early winter, you can still benefit from learning a few tricks to keep your energy bills low while the temperatures are still in the 80s. There are many ways to make your HVAC system more energy-efficient, one of which is using your thermostat properly. Knowing the right way to adjust your thermostat can help with energy efficiency, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint while keeping your home comfortable. Below are three thermostat tips for improving energy efficiency.

Adjust Your Thermostat Settings

Just changing the temperature settings on your thermostat by even a few degrees can help you save on your utility bills. According to the Department of Energy, you can lower your annual heating and cooling bill by up to 10% by turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees from its normal settings for eight hours every day — which you can easily program.

Set Your Thermostat According to Your Schedule

You should avoid using the same thermostat settings for all hours of the day. You can make sure you’re not cooling your house down when everyone is at work or school and no one’s there to enjoy it. But you can also set your temperature to adjust when everyone is asleep, too. If you’re the type of person who likes it chilly when you’re sleeping, use your ceiling fan to supplement your air conditioning.

Install a Programmable Thermostat for Improved Energy Efficiency

With a regular thermostat, you have to manually adjust the temperature at different times throughout the day. You can save time and effort by investing in a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature in your home according to a preset schedule, which makes it easier for you to keep your home comfortable and become more energy efficient. Also, it won’t forget to turn off your HVAC system when you leave home for work.

If you’re looking for other ways to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system or want to install a high-quality programmable thermostat, contact Pinellas Comfort Systems at 727-201-5879.

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