No, not in Atlanta.
But if you want to save money and keep your house comfortable, you should turn your thermostat up.
Allow us to explain.
Why you shouldn’t turn your AC off
Turning off your AC on a hot Atlanta day could lead to indoor temperatures of 90+ degrees and humidity levels of above 80%.
That excessive heat and humidity can lead to problems in your home, like:
So, how can you save money while you’re not home without causing these problems?
Turn your thermostat up
Whenever your home is empty for 8 hours or more, turn your thermostat up 7-10 degrees. That way your AC will run less (and cut your energy costs).
You can save as much as 10% a year on cooling by following this method, according to The U.S. Department of Energy.
Want an easier way?
Turning your thermostat up every time you leave the house can quickly become obnoxious. If you want to save money without the hassle, consider a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats can be set to automatically adjust your settings each day so you don’t ever have to think about it.
Have more questions? We’d be happy to help – just contact us today.