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Blog Title: Should you set up your thermostat to a constant temperature?

Main Que: Should I set my thermostat at a constant temperature during the summer months or should I turn it off while we are away and then turn it on when we are home? Which is more efficient?

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  • Query By: LAURIE ESTRADA (Henrietta, IL)
  • Date: 05/14/2014

Answer: During the summer months I would recommend you set your thermostat back during the day when you are not home. However, I would not recommend that you go over your desired temperature more than five to seven degrees. An exception to this rule is if you live in a singlewide mobile home. The insulation is so poor that you would save more by turning off the unit when you are away. Another recommendation would be that you have a programmable thermostat installed that would automatically change the setting for you. Our customers have saved as much as 30 percent on their utility bills just by setting the temperature back when no one is home.

  • Replied By: CODY FLETCHER (Leola, MO)
  • Replied Date: 05/14/2014