A good temperature to set the thermostat to during the summertime is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended that electricity consumers set the thermostat temperature to 85 degrees when they are away from home.
Setting the thermostat to a temperature that is lower than necessary leads to an unnecessary increase in energy costs. Energy consumers should set the temperature as high as they can bear.
Some electricity companies offer updated thermostats for their customers. Once installed, these thermostats can be accessed remotely via electronic communications devices connected to a high-speed Internet connection. They offer the convenience of monitoring electricity usage and adjusting the temperature of the thermostat the need for the owner to be present.