As temperatures outside continue to drop, many homeowners in Lubbock, TX are looking for ways to save on their energy bills. One great way to do that is by using a smart thermostat. But how do you get the most out of your smart thermostat?
1. Set a Schedule
One of the best features of a smart thermostat is the ability to set a schedule. A schedule allows you to automatically adjust the temperature based on when you are typically home or away. If your schedule changes, you can easily adjust the thermostat accordingly.
2. Correctly Position Your Thermostat
For starters, you want to ensure that your thermostat is positioned in the right spot to enhance indoor air quality. That means you should place the thermostat on an interior wall away from any windows, doors, or other draft sources. Also, avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as that can throw off its readings.
3. Use the Energy Saving Mode
Many smart thermostats have an energy-saving mode that slightly adjusts the temperature when you are away from home to save energy. Energy saving mode is a great way to save money without sacrificing comfort.
4. Keep Your Thermostat Clean
Finally, keep your thermostat clean and free of dust. A dirty thermostat can affect its ability to accurately read the temperature, leading to wasted energy and higher bills. Consequently, it’s a good idea to wipe down your thermostat regularly.
If you want to save money on your energy bills this winter, call Duncan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. & Plumbing to schedule your residential HVAC consultation. We can help you choose the right smart thermostat for your home and provide expert installation services.
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