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With the heat rising in your Orlando, Florida, home you may notice a steep increase in your monthly energy bills. The good news is that your programmable thermostat is one of the best tools you have in your arsenal to help you lower your home’s overall energy costs. Check out these three ways your programmable thermostat can work to lower your energy costs.

Give Your AC Unit the Break it Needs

During the more humid months, your air conditioner will be getting a major workout. Unfortunately, this can also cause your AC to work too hard, creating a higher risk for breakdown and mid-season repairs. By programming your temperature to be higher when you are not at home, you will give your AC some time to rest from its busy summer schedule.

Schedule Around Peak Energy Times

Your energy company may have sent you a notice about the peak energy times during the summer. During these hours of high energy consumption, you may see higher costs for your electricity. With a programmable thermostat, you can adjust your home’s cooling schedule to be higher during these more expensive energy times to reduce costs and take advantage of savings the electric company may offer during off-peak times.

Improve Efficient Operation

Your air conditioning system will run a lot more smoothly if it slowly increases and decreases the temperature in your home. If you raise the temperature setting while you’re away, then turn it down to a comfortable setting when you’re home. The unit must work harder to change the temperature rapidly. Programming your unit to increase and decrease gradually allows your AC unit to run consistently. This will allow your AC system to run more efficiently, and in the end, extend the life of your system and reduce the number of repairs it may need.

If you would like more information on which programmable thermostat best fits your needs, contact E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat at 407-603-9144 today.

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