Our cooling bills have been extra high this year.
It has gotten so bad that I have had to take drastic measures to try and save money on our cooling bills! I have always been pretty lenient when it comes to the temperature settings at our house.
I mean, it never used to bother me if the kids would turn the thermostat temperature up and down a couple of degrees or so. However, this year when the summer weather started heating up in earnest, the cooling bills got to be completely out of control around here. I found out that the kids had been going over to the thermostat unit whenever they felt like it and they would turn the air conditioning down as far as they thought they should be. Well, unfortunately for our family, they thought that the air conditioning settings should be around 65 degrees at all times! This ended up leaving me with cooling bills that were sky high! That’s when I decided to draw the line on letting anyone other than me adjust the air conditioning in our house. I thought about putting one of those plastic covers with a lock on it on top of our thermostat, but I didn’t really want to have that ugly box there on the wall in my hallway with the thermostat. I did a little bit of research into our smart thermostat unit, and I found out that there’s a way that I can set a locking code into the thermostat. I decided to just try doing that. With a digital code that locks them out, I know that I’m going to have lower cooling bills next month!