Summertime in North Carolina can lead to expensive air conditioning bills as you attempt to beat the heat. A few thermostat tips like evaluating the location of your thermostat and reducing AC to unused rooms can decrease the cooling costs in your Reidsville, North Carolina, home.

Install a Learning Thermostat

Smart thermostats are getting even smarter, and some of them have the ability to learn your household habits. The thermostat uses information including preferred household temperature, movement in the house, and outdoor weather to set the ideal temperature. This gadget can help you effectively cool the house when you are there and save you a few dollars when you are not.

Separate Your Home into Areas

It makes sense to leave the air conditioning on during the day so you can come home to a comfortable house. However, it does not make sense to cool the areas of your home that people rarely frequent, like the guest bedroom or the basement, which is already naturally cooler. Some smart thermostats have the ability to cool certain rooms while leaving others at a higher temperature, saving you both energy and money.

Evaluate the Location of Your Thermostat

The location of your thermostat can also make a big difference when it comes to cooling costs. The ideal location for your thermostat is in a central location away from any windows, doors, or other heat sources. If your thermostat is next to a window, for example, it will receive inaccurate readings on sunny days. Additionally, if it is located right next to the air unit, then it will take longer to turn on in the summer.

You don’t have to break the bank to cool your home this summer. Take advantage of learning thermostats, separate your home into used versus unused areas, and evaluate the location of your thermostat. Call Air Treatment Inc. at 336-790-3206 to discuss installing a smart thermostatto cut your cooling costs this summer.

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