How to Save Energy With a Smart Thermostat

When you live in Martinez, Georgia, it’s easy to waste energy and money when you air condition your home. In addition to investing in an energy-efficient air conditioner, a Wi-Fi thermostat can help you cut your household energy consumption. From programming your cooling schedule to using energy reports, learn how to save energy with a smart thermostat.

Program Your Cooling Schedule

Start by programming your family’s cooling schedule into your smart device. In the summer, the Department of Energy recommends setting it to 78 degrees when your family is home to enjoy the cooler air. When you’re off at work or asleep overnight, program the thermostat to turn up the temperature automatically. Increase it by 8 to 10 degrees, and you could save up to 10 percent on your utility bill.

Adjust the Settings From Anywhere

Just because you’ve programmed your normal schedule into your smart thermostat doesn’t mean you can’t adjust it. If you’re planning to stay late at work or you’re planning an impromptu weekend getaway, don’t just leave the air conditioner running while you aren’t home. Instead, log in to the device from your smartphone and adjust the settings to keep your energy consumption as low as possible.

Monitor Alerts

Dirty air filters can slow your air conditioner down and use energy needlessly. Monitor your smart thermostat’s alerts and you’ll know when it’s time to replace the air filter to keep your HVAC system running as efficiently as possible.

Take Advantage of Energy Reports

If you’re a sustainability-minded homeowner, you won’t want to stop there. Some smart thermostats offer energy reports, which help you dig into the details of your household energy consumption. Analyze your weekly or monthly reports to see where your HVAC system is using the most energy, and consider cutting back, especially if you don’t really need to keep the house that cool.

Ready to upgrade to a smart thermostat and start saving energy? Call Doc Savage Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. at 706-426-9262 for all your HVAC system needs. 

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