Programmable thermostats can lower cooling bills
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It can be hard to find a happy medium. You return home from work to a boiling house, or your energy bill is through the roof because you leave the A.C. on all day. But, if you have a programmable thermostat, you can keep cool and save money. Experts say people waste money and energy by keeping their cooling units active while they are out. With a programmable thermostat, an attic fan, and regular cleaning of air filters, residents can see big savings on their energy bills. Marty Kalnen , Air Flow Mechanical, said, "All these things can make your cooling bill a whole lot cheaper. You can probably save 20 to 30 percent if you have all of these things in your favor." Not all electrical thermostats are programmable. For thermostats to work effectively filters must be cleaned on a regular basis. Ceiling fans should be set on reverse to help circulate the cool air throughout a home. Basic programmable thermostats cost about $100, not including installation, but the Environmental Protection Agency estimates they can save you about $180 a year.

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ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS KEEP PUR THEROMSTAT ON 75 DEGREES KEEP BLINDS AND DOORS CLOSED. AND YOUR HOUSE OR APARMENT WILL STAY COOL. THE MORE YOU TURN YOUR AIR ON AND OFF THE HIGHER THE LIGHT BILL IS GOING TO BE. AND ON THE VERY HOT DAYS USE A FAN TO CIRCULATE THE COOL AIR.I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE BEEN DOING IT SINCE APRIL AND MY LIGHT BILL HAS ONLY BEEN 100 DOLLARS A MONTH. THIS IS IN A HOUSE.
I do this also only I keep my thermostat set between 80-85. If you get hot sit in front of the fan. The wind from the fan is relaxing. My light bill this year for this period was $93.00 cheaper. And when the temps are in the 70's at night turn off the a/c, open windows and run those fans.