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Turn it Up Just Two Degrees

Posted on News September 29, 2010 by Terry Jones

So you keep your air conditioner on 76 degrees while you’re at home because any higher and you just can’t stand it. A lot of people don’t realize, though, that turning their air conditioner up just two degrees to 78 may reduce their energy bills by about 10%.

The summer months are fast approaching and we’re already experiencing temperatures in the mid-80s. Your air conditioner must work harder to keep your home cool in these warm months, costing you more money on your energy bill each month.

There are a lot of things you can do to reduce your energy consumption around the house like sealing up air leaks around windows, repairing broken or leaky ductwork, etc., but one of the easiest things you can do is turn up your thermostat just two degrees.

FPL recommends keeping your thermostat set to 78 degrees while you’re home and even higher when you’re at work or school. Try to keep the thermostat at 78 degrees for a few days and see if you or your spouse, kids or roommates notice the difference. This could be the easiest money-saving measure you’ve ever taken!

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