You can increase the energy efficiency of your property by taking advantage of the following tips and tricks. From air conditioning to electronics, you can make a big difference in your utility costs.
Set the thermostat settings as high as possible while maintaining reasonable comfort levels while you’re home and 84 degrees when you’re away. For windows that receive direct sunlight, keep shades closed during the day.
Set thermostat setting sat 68 degrees while you’re home and 60 degrees when you’re away.
If you have a heat pump, avoid changing the thermostat temperature more than two degrees at a time during heating season unless you are going to be away for several days. Otherwise the “emergency” or “ auxiliary” heat will come on which costs more. Generally, this shouldn't come on unless it is less than 20 degrees outside.
For windows that receive direct sunlight, keep shades open during the day and close them at night.