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Thermostat Setting for Spring and Summer: Six Tips for Florida Homeowners

Florida's climate through the cooler months stays relatively mild, but as temperatures and humidity rise in the spring and summer, the need to keep your home cool, all while saving energy, becomes an urgent one. 

Our team at Sun Air Services in Tampa would like to properly calibrate your thermostat setting for the summer and spring months. This kind of AC tune-up will make a massive difference in your energy bills.

Spring Energy-Saving Tips

Get an AC Tune-Up

Make sure your AC system is running at top efficiency before you turn it on. Routine maintenance, which includes an annual AC tune-up by our skilled professionals at Sun Air Services, will ensure that the system performs at its best. It also prevents future breakdowns and extends the life of the entire system.

Set Your Thermostat Higher

Keep your thermostat above 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the daytime when you or your housemates are home. If no one is at home during the day and you have no pets to keep comfortable, set the thermostat a bit higher (80-85 degrees) to save energy. You can supplement your cooling needs with fans as needed. You can also use an app that allows you to control your thermostat remotely so you can turn on the AC a half-hour before returning home.

Cover Your Windows

Window treatments and coverings, including reflective draperies and blinds, prevent the windows from letting in heat that will make your AC system work harder to cool. You'll find many window treatments and coverings available that will improve your AC system's energy efficiency and look good, too.

Energy-Saving Tips for Florida Summers

Don't Strain the AC System

Help your air conditioner out by not running other machines when it is on. It would help to run any appliances that produce moisture or generate heat, such as dishwashers, dryers, and washing machines, either late at night or early in the morning when the temperatures are more relaxed. This timing allows the appliances to work efficiently and save AC energy costs.

Avoid Using the Oven

Oven use fills your home with good smells and a lot of heat. This heat can cause your AC to work overtime trying to cool your home. Instead, utilize your microwave and the stovetop when possible, and try your hand at grilling. You can cook many dishes on a grill with great results, saving yourself money and saving your AC a lot of work.

Protect Your Thermostat

Anything near the thermostat that generates heat can affect your thermostat's functioning in summer. Keep electronics and other appliances away from the thermostat, as they can emit ambient heat when they are running. Also, consider cool light bulbs such as CFL light bulbs or LED light bulbs to reduce heat emissions in the room.

For homeowners in Florida, preparing your AC system for the extra work is well worth the time and money. You'll need an efficient, reliable air conditioning system running during those hot, humid months, and you can help it work its best by making the job as easy as possible.

Before you adjust that thermostat setting for summer, be sure to schedule a tune-up with our team at Sun Air Services. Family-owned and operated since 1988, Sun Air Services offers expert HVAC technicians who can install your system, maintain, and repair it.

If you live in or around Tampa, FL, schedule an AC tune-up or energy assessment with us at (813) 694-8989 or visit our Sun Air Services website for more information about energy-saving plans and maintenance.


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