You can save money during the hottest months of the year with a programmable or smart thermostat in your home.
Both programmable and smart thermostats allow you to set a schedule in the summer to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. For a family that is out of the house during the weekdays and home on the weekends, we recommend using one routine for weekdays and one routine for the weekend.
The recommended temperature setting for the summer is 78˚F. Schedule your thermostat to increase several degrees when you leave for the day and adjust back to 78˚F just before you arrive home at night. On the weekends, you’ll want to keep the thermostat set to 78˚F all day, so your family remains comfortable.
If you have a smart thermostat, you should let your smart thermostat learn your behavior over time, making automatic adjustments as needed.
Members with a Nest or Ecobee smart thermostat and Wi-Fi can enjoy a $50 rebate by signing up for our smart thermostat savings program which allows Piedmont Electric to adjust your thermostat by a couple degrees on very hot afternoons in the summer.