At Carefree Comfort, Inc., we understand that most people are concerned with energy efficiency. One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is “What is the ideal thermostat setting in summer and winter?” Installing a programmable thermostat in your Highland Park, IL, home is an easy way to improve your overall energy efficiency if you take the time to learn the right settings.

How to Save the Most Money on Your Energy Bill

According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the ideal settings for a programmable thermostat are 68 degrees in the summer and 78 degrees in the summer. To save even more money, you should set your programmable thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees when you go to bed at night and when you are gone during the day. This one simple step can save you up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill.

In the summer, you simply reverse the process by keeping your Highland Park, IL, home warmer while you are away. The major benefit of programmable thermostats is that you can set them to automatically adjust the indoor temperature so you come home to a comfortable house. Setting your thermostat to 68 degrees in cold weather and 78 degrees in warm weather is just one many energy tips that can save you money.

Purchasing the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Carefree Comfort, Inc. is pleased to offer our customers a complete line of Bryant heating and cooling products. If you are still using a manual thermostat, we highly recommend that you upgrade to a programmable unit. In addition to saving money every month, you will feel more comfortable in your own home. The most efficient programmable units come with the following features:

  • Ability to program heating and cooling functions up to seven days in advance
  • Humidity and air quality control
  • Large print and backlighting make it easy to read in the dark
  • Zoning systems to set different temperature controls for every room in your home
  • Vacation and override settings
  • Built-in dirty air filter alert
  • Remote control access

We sell several programmable and non-programmable Bryant thermostats in our showroom. A knowledgeable member of our staff is available at any time to discuss the functions of each thermostat with you. We are committed to your satisfaction and comfort as well as saving you money.