With the temperatures skyrocketing in the Chicagoland area, many homeowners are making the transition from heat to air-conditioning. It is essential to understand that making this change may affect your utility bill depending on the temperature you have set on your thermostat.

Leith Heating & Cooling HVAC, along with the Department of Energy, recommends keeping your thermostat temperature set at 78° F while you are home. While it is tempting to turn the air conditioning down to 70° F on a scorching warm day, be aware this will affect your monthly utility bill. Our team at Leith Heating & Cooling HVAC recognizes that you deserve premium home comfort with these valuable tips for summer:

Lower your home’s humidity:

One of the best ways you can stay cool and comfortable at home without the stress of a higher utility bill is by lowering the humidity in your home. Not only will this make your home colder, but it will also prevent the growth of mold. However, it is important not to set the humidity level too low because it may cause your home to have dry-air.

Lower your air conditioner’s temperature gradually:

A common mistake homeowners make is plunging the temperature on their thermostat when it gets warmer outside. This is not ideal to do for your HVAC system because it will be switching from high temperature to a much lower temperature instantly, upping the cost of your utility bill. It is recommended to gradually lower the temperature of your home to provide you and your wallet with comfort.

Invest in a programmable thermostat:

A vast amount of homeowners are missing out on a great tool that can save them money and provide them with the best comfort – a programmable thermostat. These are designed to grant you the best comfort while you are home and exceptional accessibility while you’re on-the-go. To learn more about investing in a programmable thermostat, talk to a team member today.

For more information or any questions regarding how you can stay cool and save money during summer, contact Leith Heating & Cooling HVAC today.