Now that temperatures in Mesa, AZ are reaching 110° and higher, some homeowners might be thinking about vacationing in cooler climates…like Alaska. If your family is planning a trip away, or maybe even just a couple of long weekends to escape the desert heat, you might want to think about investing in aprogrammable thermostat.
Using a programmable thermostat in your home is one of the easiest and least expensive actions you can take to save energy and money. A programmable thermostat is designed to adjust the temperature in your home according to the way you use your home. You can set it to cool your home (or warm it in the winter) while you are actually in it – like when you come home at the end of a work day.
You wouldn’t want to turn your air conditioning completely off in the summer, but setting the temperature on your thermostat as high as 85° while you’re away will save both energy and money. Why 85° ? Because many items such as plants, wood floors, furniture, and candles can be ruined at higher temperatures. Your utility bills won’t have to keep rising with the temperatures, especially if you’re not at home.
The purpose of a vacation is to relax and not allow everyday worries to stress us out. Keeping energy costs under control can reduce stress levels the same way that using a programmable thermostat can reduce your utility bills.
There are many ways to save energy and money during the heat of the summer and John’s is available to help you out.