What is a degree day?
A degree day is the measure of how cold or warm a location is. It compares the mean outdoor temperatures for a location to a standard temperature, usually 65°F.
How do degree days impact my energy bill?
In most cases, a billing cycle with a higher number of degree days will cause your bill to be higher than usual. This is because your HVAC system must work harder to heat or cool your apartment.
How can I prepare for a billing cycle with a high number of degree days?
In the summer, keep your thermostat around 78°F. Open your windows at night to allow cool air to flow through your apartment. In the winter, keep your thermostat around 68°F. Remember – it is more cost-effective to bundle up and add layers than it is to turn up your thermostat!