Raise your thermostat a few degrees in the summer
Setting your thermostat for energy savings can decrease your cooling bills significantly.
- Set your "home occupied" temperature to 25°C in the summer. When you are awake and at home, set your thermostat no lower than 25°C for cooling.
- Set your "away from home" temperature. When you are away from home, set the thermostat to an energy-saving level. Setting the temperature at least 3°C higher in the summer is a good rule of thumb.
- Stay comfortable. Use a fan to stay cool in warmer months.
- Only cool the zones you occupy. If you have separate thermostats on different floors or in different areas, adjust the thermostat to avoid wasting energy in the area you are not using.
- Program it. Consider installing a programmable thermostat for added convenience.
Go the extra mile: To save even more energy, set your thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer when you're asleep.