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How Can I Keep My Energy Bills Low as the Temperature Increases?

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Here are some quick tips for improving your energy efficiency this summer.

As we ease into warm summer weather, energy efficiency is at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind. Staying comfortable in our homes and keeping the utility bills under control can create a problem for many people. You may be wondering what you can do differently this year to keep your energy bills low as the daily temperatures increase.

One easy and affordable upgrade that can provide an immediate boost to energy efficiency is installing a programmable thermostat. This is especially true if you have one of the old mechanical thermostats. A digital programmable thermostat will do a far better job of keeping your home a steady temperature, which means higher comfort levels in the house.

Another benefit of programmable thermostats is that they can be set to change the indoor temperature automatically. If you leave for work at 8 am, you can program the thermostat to stay several degrees warmer during the day. Then, you can program the system to cool the house back down by the time you get home at 5 pm. The result is you will run the air conditioner far less during the day, and yet you never have to touch a single button to get comfortable in your house.

The best programmable thermostats can even be controlled from your smartphone wherever you are in the world. Going home early on a Friday? You can log in to the system on your phone and tell the thermostat to cool the house down right away. Plus, these systems often allow you to view your electricity usage for the month at any given time. If you want to have ultimate control of your utility bills, then programmable thermostats will get you there.

Contact us or call the experts at Brummitt Heating and Cooling at 919-693-5536 to learn even more ways you can improve your energy efficiency this summer.