Wean Yourself off the A/C: A Cranberry’s Tip
Air conditioning uses more electricity than anything else in the typical American home.
You can walk into some houses this time of year and actually feel cold because the A/C is on full blast. What good does that do? It’s definitely not healthy!
Each degree below 78 on your thermostat increases your energy use by roughly 4%. Move it up a degree or two, gradually over a few weeks. You’ll be surprised how quickly you get used to it – and you’ll be saving energy and money.
And, by the way, if the house is really hot and you want to cool it down to 76, then you should set the thermostat to 76. Many people think setting it really cold – say at 60 – will make the house cool off faster. It doesn’t.