The Best A/C Settings for Snowbirds

The Best A/C Settings for Snowbirds

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As a snowbird, you don’t really need or want to run your AC unit when it isn’t necessary or for too long when you aren’t there. You want your house to stay cool but you don’t want to pay for high energy bills in the house you live in up north and the house you live in here in Florida. So what do you set your AC at to keep the house cool but not too cool when you aren’t around?

First consider what type of thermostat you have because the perfect setting varies depending on thermostat type you own. For manual thermostats, the perfect setting is about 77 degrees if you live in a condo and 80 degrees if you live in a house. This setting will prevent mold growth in your home without making your energy bill go way, way up and making you have to take out a loan just to pay it.

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Three Energy Myths Busted in 2015

Three Energy Myths Busted in 2015

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There’s nothing worse than not really knowing all you need to know about energy conservation but hey, that’ s what I’m here for. So sit back and relax and let me share with you the three myths in the energy world that were busted in 2015.

I’m sure you always wondered what conserves the most energy: putting your computer in sleep mode or turning it off. Well, I can bust the myth for you here and let you know that both modes save both money and energy which is a win-win all together but obviously turning your computer off when you aren’t using it would save more energy than running your computer in sleep mode. I’m guessing the computer in question is a desktop and so I would say to save the most money just go ahead and turn your computer off.

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