Thermostat Tricks to Keep Your Home Just Right 24/7

We want you to get the most out of your equipment, but that is a delicate balance. You see, if we had it our way, you’d be able to blast the air conditioner in summer and crank up the heater in winter. Unfortunately, you have bills to pay and your home’s sustainability to consider.

That’s why we created the ultimate guide to mastering the art of thermostats! When you use our tips and tricks, you can stay comfortable while keeping your energy bills in check. 

Whether you’re battling the blazing heat of summer or braving the icy chill of winter, we’ve got multiple ways to help you achieve the perfect temperature balance. Get ready to embark on a journey of energy optimization as we delve into the secrets of setting your thermostat for each season.

Summertime Solutions

No matter where you are in the U.S., summers tend to be brutally hot. But cranking up the AC to full power may not be the best solution for you. Here are 3 ways to cool your home the smart way.

1. Use a smart thermostat.

When you invest in a programmable thermostat, the unit can schedule temperature adjustments throughout the day so you don’t have to.

This tool allows you to turn on or off your AC unit automatically. It can also help automatically keep the temperature in your house at the perfect level, depending on the time of day. It’s like an energy-saving wand that still keeps your house breezy.

2. Use your ceiling fans to spread the coolness out.

Before you call us old-fashioned, hear us out. Ceiling fans are a time-tested way of saving energy and staying cool. And did ceiling fans ever really go out of fashion, or are they just retro?

By circulating the air, you can rely less on your air conditioner and set it at a slightly higher temperature without sacrificing comfort.

3. Open your windows when it’s windy.

Before the air conditioner, Mother Nature kept people cool with wind. To save on the cost of energy (especially during the day), keep that summer breeze circulating through your home by opening the windows. 

But just remember to close curtains or blinds to block out sunlight. These simple tricks can help keep your home cooler and reduce the workload on your AC.

Winter Wonderland

Okay, now for the flip side of the coin. How do you stay warm inside when the outside of your home looks like a giant snow drift? We can help you there, too.

1. Embrace the layers.

Good old wool was a friend to our ancestors, and there is no reason it can’t be your friend too. 

Before cranking up the heat, don your favorite cozy sweater or wrap yourself in a soft blanket. Layering up can help you maintain warmth without relying solely on your heating system.

2. Turn the heat down when you’re not home.

Very few of us are at home all the time. That means your home doesn’t need to be cranked up to high heat all the time.

Set your thermostat lower when you’re away or during the night when you’re snuggled under the covers. Don’t worry; the heat is always one click away when you need it. 

3. Embrace the sun.

Once again, Mother Nature is the ultimate provider. On cold, sunny days, leaving the curtains open will help you keep the heating bill low. 

Keep your home comfy year-round with Beehive HVAC!

There you have it, folks. It is possible to stay cozy and energy efficient. Sometimes that means giving your technology a break. 

By implementing these simple strategies and calling Beehive Heating and Air for regular maintenance, you can find the perfect temperature balance while keeping your energy consumption in check. This way, you can keep the planet and your wallet happy. Visit the Beehive blog site for more cool tips and tricks.

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