Tuesday:) Toni’s Tip of the Day

16 Aug

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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I’m out of the house for many hours during the course of the day, or sometimes, I go out of town for a few weeks. I always raise the temp on the thermostat in the summer and lower it winter. I had someone, (who thought he was always right) tell me once that it was not a good idea and insisted that it didn’t save energy or money. So, I looked it up. That person was wrong and is gone. It just seemed like common sense to me. 

Even though I live in Texas, my hot Latin blood doesn’t like it too chilly in the house. I am comfortable between 80 and 81 in the summer. I know, some of you think I’m crazy. So, when I go out for the day or days, I raise the thermostat to at least 84 or 85. When I get home, I turn it back down, and it cools back down in just a few minutes. Sometimes, the ceiling fan overhead makes me too chilly at 81. 

In the winter, I wear a sweater and lower the temperature. If everyone conserved just a little bit, we’d save a lot of energy for the planet and our future, and maybe even save a little money along the way. 

Recommended Thermostat Settings  
During the warm weather, it is generally recommended that you set your home’s cooling system to 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you are home. If you will be out of the house for four or more hours, consider raising the setting so the cooling system only comes on if the temperature tops 88 degrees Fahrenheit. 

It is estimated that for every degree higher you set your thermostat over 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months, you could save approximately six to eight percent off your home energy bill, per degree.
So, keeping your home’s temperature slightly higher and using the best settings for spring and summer can ultimately help save you money.


Something to think about! 

One Response to “Tuesday:) Toni’s Tip of the Day”

  1. dancingpalmtrees August 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    Great information. I also like or prefer hot weather. The brutal New York winters just make me want to hibernate.

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