New York summers can be brutal when it comes to the heat – and when it comes to your cooling bills. Rising temps and rising energy costs make you feel like you’re choosing between staying cool and saving money. But is there a way to have the best of both worlds?
So we asked the experts – what is the most energy-efficient temperature for your home without sacrificing comfort?
According to energy.gov, the ideal setting for your thermostat when you are home is 78 degrees. They also suggest raising the temperature or turning it off completely when you’re not home. A smart or programmable thermostat allows you to set a schedule and keep track of your home’s temperature to help save energy. And you can control a smart thermostat right from your smartphone.
If 78 degrees seems too hot for you, there are other ways to make your house feel cooler. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day, so the sun doesn’t heat your home. Using ceiling fans can help circulate the air and make the room feel cooler as well. Investing in better insulation for your home can also help you save money on energy costs in the future.
If your energy costs are still high, it may be time to replace your HVAC system. If your system is older than 8 years or hasn’t been maintained annually, there may be issues of which you are unaware. Contact Roy’s Plumbing Heating and Cooling. Our certified HVAC professionals are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and training needed to diagnose and repair your air conditioning system and provide recommendations for replacement if necessary Schedule your next appointment online or give us a call 716-218-1106.