That’s right it’s your thermostat. You can do a lot with this little guy to save you money on your utility bills. First off you need to set it to the right temperature. Obviously the time of year becomes a big factor for desired temperature settings. In the summer months the average temperature setting is 78°-80°, in the winter 70°-72° seems to be the most common setting. Remember, when leaving your house; try to avoid drastic temperature changes. Do not set your temperature back more than 5°; this will cause your unit to work harder to achieve the desired temperature setting. Also, it’s never a good idea to shut your unit off completely. Every time your system starts up, it will use a lot of electricity and not produce much cooling. Since not only the air in the room has to be cooled or heated but also the items in the room like the couch. Another way to save money is to get a programmable thermostat. With programmable thermostats you can control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat, and different programmable thermostats offer many different features. Because everything is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own.

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