Want to lower your energy bill? Use this trick

The summer heat sticks around Charlotte longer than the “summer” season, which means you will probably continue running your air conditioner well past Labor Day. We know you want to stay cool during the warmer months, but depending on how much you’re running your AC unit, you could be experiencing higher utility bills than you’d like.

Turn up your dial up a couple notches. For every degree you raise your thermostat’s set point temperature, you could save up to 3 percent on your energy bill. 

This doesn’t mean you should force yourself to be uncomfortable indoors, but really think about how much AC you actually need to stay cool. It may take a little time to get used to, but by teaching yourself to be a little less cool, you can save hundreds of dollars in bills. 

If you just can’t handle raising your thermostat a few degrees while home, try raising it a couple of degrees during the day when you’re at work. Those eight hours away can result in savings over time as well.

A great way to ensure your home’s temperature is at your desired levels throughout the day is to install a programmable thermostat, most of which can be programmed for daytime, nighttime and vacations. Want to learn more about the ease of programmable thermostats and the potential energy cost savings? Give the experts at MTB a call today at 704-321-9250.