The weather outside may not be comfortable enough to abandon outwear just yet, but the weather is defiantly improving and relieving some of the winter blues that have set in over the past icy season. Late winter in the Chicagoland area is characterized by great fluctuations between cool and warm temperatures. The weather is generally mild and we all wait anxiously for the summer sun! While we wait, why not save? Late winter is the perfect time to turn back your thermostat and save a few bucks before the air conditioning season hits.
Small Change= Big Saving!
You may not believe it, but when it comes to the temperature in your home, every degree counts. A 2 degree change can save you 10% on your energy bills, and the more you turn back the thermostat the better. Right now, everyone is still relying on the furnace to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. However, many homeowners probably still have the thermostat set at a high temperature. During the thick of winter, those high temperatures were needed to keep the home warm. (more…)