But the smart thermostat is now set up to really maintain a sustainable thermostat setting during the heat of the day
I finally decided to get proactive when it comes to what I spend on air conditioning in the summer. In our region, the air conditioning is for sure the biggest HVAC concern. If I could have our winter weather year round, I would. It’s so nice and mild here in the winter. There is just so much sunshine, blue skies and great temperatures with our winter that it makes it tough to know it’s over. But that’s the case as we are now in full swing when it comes to the spring season. Things are greening up and I just called for the air conditioning tune-up from the HVAC company. Those are two things that happen every spring. However this spring, I’m going a bit deeper when it comes to HVAC prep. This year, I’m sealing up the house, stopping the direct sunlight heating and maintaining the thermostat discipline I’ve been missing. These steps are the basics when it comes to lessening the HVAC cooling cost during our blast furnace of a summer. The sealing up started with replacing the weather stripping around all the entrances. Then, I started sealing any sort of gap or crack I could find on the exterior and the interior of my house that might leak air conditioning. The drapes are now automatic and will cover the windows as needed. That’s thanks to our smart thermostat which deploys those solar shades as needed. But the smart thermostat is now set up to really maintain a sustainable thermostat setting during the heat of the day. I expect to save well over 15 percent on HVAC cooling costs with these efforts.