Optimal Winter Thermostat Settings

Optimal Thermostat Settings

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Winter is fast approaching, and thankfully A#1 Air is here to make sure your home stays warm and cozy. With the colder weather coming, many of us want to warm up quickly and are tempted to crank up the heat. However, that mindset may cause you to also crank up your energy bills.

Here are some general recommended optimal thermostat settings to keep your home comfortable without exhausting your HVAC system. They'll also help you save money on your energy bills:

Daytime Temperature Settings

If someone is home during the day, try to keep your thermostat set between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The best way to do this is to start at 72° F, and aim for 68° F by reducing the thermostat weekly. If everyone is away from home during the day, we recommend setting your thermostat to the same temperature that you should at night (between 66° F and 62° F).

Nighttime Temperature Settings

Most people prefer setting their temperatures lower at night for maximum comfort. However, setting the thermostat too low can ruin a thorough night’s sleep. Turning the heat down between 66° F and 62° F is best to help you and your family get the sleep you need.

Since every family has different preferences on what temperature they want in their home, you'll want to ask "What indoor temperature will be comfortable for my family while being cost efficient?" Set your thermostat at your desired temperature, but once your family has acclimated to the winter weather, start reducing the temperature by 1 degree every week. The gradual change shouldn’t be too noticeable. This energy-efficient winter heating strategy will help keep your home warm and your thermostat at a reasonable setting and may reduce your energy bills.

Start reducing the temperature by 1 degree every week. The gradual change shouldn’t be too noticeable.

If you are like most of us, changing your thermostat settings isn’t at the top of your priority list of things to think about throughout your day. If you tend to forget to adjust it, installing a programmable smart thermostat could be the solution for your home. This will help you run your HVAC system on a daily schedule without having to remember to adjust the temperature manually during the day.

Investing in a smart thermostat can make it much easier to save money, as you can adjust your temperature whether you're at home or away on your phone or tablet. The pros at A#1 Air will help you decide what option is best for your home and answer any questions you might have on purchasing a smart thermostat.

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