So the other day when my son said to me, "Why do you have to keep it so cold in here????" I was, obviously, completely caught off guard... laughed a bit and said (as I felt his head for a fever), "Are you serious?? It's 77° in here."
But with that, I decided that I should check the thermostat... and while I was there I thought about my son's comment. Maybe it was time for another adjustment....
|Lovely picture, I know ;) I just felt that proof was necessary ;)|
Yup... I did it... I bumped our AC up one degree up to 78°!! AND... when I changed our daytime temperature... I was surprised to see that we have the A/C set at 76° for the night!!!
Ok... so what does this mean??
By adjusting my thermostat by one degree it saves us about 10% on our energy bill!! (Over the past few years, we've adjusted our thermostat by 3 degrees during the day and 6 degrees at night!!!) Saving energy AND $$!! Also, I read that by adjusting the temperature by just 2 degrees all year, we save about 2,000 pounds of C02 a year. YAY!!!
Now the real question you're probably wondering is.... "is my house uncomfortably warm??" Of course it isn't. I've come to the conclusion that I want to be comfortable in my house... and by comfortable I mean that I don't want to have to change what I'm wearing when I come inside from the heat. If it's hot outside, I don't want to have to put on a jacket, get a blanket, or wear socks (what are those again?? ;) ) to feel comfortable!
SO... take off your socks....kick off the blankets on your bed... and head on over to your thermostat and get adjusting!!