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Keeping cool while keeping energy costs low

Keeping cool while keeping energy costs low

March 31, 2022 – SWFL is hot year-round which means that air conditioning is a not really an option, but rather a necessity. When it comes to cooling your home, LCEC recommends installing a smart thermostat that will automatically raise and lower the temperature at certain times of the day. Programmable thermostats not only save you time during the day, they can save you up to $100 every year in your electric costs.

Air conditioning accounts for approximately half of most average monthly utility bills. Along with installing a programable thermostat, LCEC recommends the following when it comes to A/C and your electric bill:

  • Set your thermostat at 83 degrees if you are away from your home more than two hours and at 78 degrees while you are home.
  • While away from home for more than two hours, set the thermostat at 83 degrees Fahrenheit. If there is a pet in the home, leave thermostat at 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Be sure your thermostat fan switch is set on the “auto” setting. This is more economical for temperature and humidity control.
  • Do not close A/C vents or interior doors when A/C is running.
  • Service your air conditioning system annually.
  • Check air conditioner filters monthly and change as needed.

Visit for more information and tips on cooling your home without breaking the bank. 

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