Summer days and evenings in Farmington, AR, can become quite hot. Daytime temperatures average between 85 and 90 degrees. It’s important to know how to best set your home thermostat during these months for optimal comfort and to keep your cooling bills down.

Summer Thermostat Setting Recommendations

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you should install a programmable thermostat to schedule your home temperature settings throughout different times of the day and evening, programming temperatures as high as possible for your comfort needs. The recommended daytime temperature setting is 78 degrees during the day when you’re home and as high as 85 degrees when sleeping at night.

Decide on Your Comfort Levels

These guidelines will save on energy costs, but they may feel too hot for your own personal comfort levels. If so, find a happy medium where you can save money on cooling bills and actually enjoy some relief from the summer heat while at home relaxing or getting a restful night’s sleep.

Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

We value your comfort and also want to help lower your summer energy bills, which is why we recommend programmable thermostats to achieve those ideal summer temperatures this season. Here’s why a programmable thermostat is one of the best ways to save on energy costs:

  • You can set the thermostat once to remember your home’s daily or weekly schedule.
  • You don’t have to remember to turn the air conditioning down before leaving the house for the day.
  • Programmable thermostats work for both cooling and heating needs.

Choose from thermostats that offer various 7- and 5-day settings so you can schedule different cooling temperatures for weekdays, weekends, days and nights. Many also have vacation modes.

Call Morrow Heat & Air, LLC today for more information on programmable thermostats. We also have a variety of other air-conditioning services, including 24-hour availability for repairs.

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