Penguin Air understands our customers that are seasonal residents.
Florida Power and light has posted the following guidelines for energy challenges, including:
* avoiding high energy costs during the summer months when your home is vacant
* reducing the risk of mold and mildew developing in your absence.
A programmable thermostat can help you avoid mildew and high bills
One way to help prevent mold and mildew from developing in your vacant home is to control the relative humidity inside. You can accomplish this and still manage your energy costs by using a programmable thermostat to run your air conditioner at 70° for just four hours each morning and at 88° the rest of the time.
Have a dehumidifier or dehumidistat installed for those days or months that you are away, is one way of preventing damaging humidity levels entering your home and saving money on energy bills by running your air conditioning system with a dehumidistat instead of the thermostat that reads temperature settings. You must consult with our technicians to wire both dehumidistat and thermostat to a set-up that would suit you best. For example, there is a parallel wiring that we believe is the best and easiest operation method to understand. If your units are wired in parallel then you should set the dehumidistat to 65% Relative humidity and your Thermostat set to fan auto, a/c to cool and raise your temperature setting to 88 degrees, this settings will have the humidistat controling the system. When relative humidity in the home reaches 65% the air conditioning system will start cooling and removing humidity from the home.
Additional ways to save
* If left on, turn to warmest setting.
* If turned off, clean interior with solution of 1 tbsp. of baking soda in 1 quart of water; dry thoroughly and leave doors open.
* Use timers or daylight sensors if you leave lighting on for security reasons.
* Turn off pool heater at the circuit breaker.
* Set filter pump timer to limit run time to six hours a day during summer and four hours in winter.