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School’s Out: How to Adjust the Thermostat

Now that school is out for the year, your children will be around more often. How can you make sure that your San Antonio home stays comfortable for them all summer long without running up high energy bills? Keep the following HVAC schedule in mind, so your family will be cool enough this season.

Daytime Schedule

When you and your kids are home during the day this summer, you should aim to keep your thermostat set around 78 degrees, recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy, if possible. If this isn’t comfortable enough, you can set your thermostat a few degrees lower, but keep in mind that your energy bills will be higher.

Nighttime Schedule

Your kids need a good night’s sleep, even when they don’t have school the next day. Hot bedrooms can make this hard to do, so you should consider lowering your thermostat a couple of degrees during the night. This helps ensure that everyone in your family will be able to sleep comfortably no matter how warm it is outside.

HVAC Schedule for When You’re Not Home

When you’ll be out for most of the day, you don’t have to keep your thermostat at its normal daytime setting. Raising it a few degrees will help you save on your energy bills. However, you should keep it at your normal daytime setting if you have pets in the home, especially older ones or ones with heart problems, since too much heat can affect their health.

Programmable Thermostats

With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to worry about remembering to adjust the settings throughout the day. Your programmable thermostat can handle this for you, so that you and your family can have a comfortable indoor temperature at all times during the summer months.

If you have any problems with your HVAC system this summer or if you’re interested in having a programmable thermostat installed, please contact Beyer Boys for help. We can make sure that your San Antonio home stays cool and comfortable for you and your kids throughout the summer.