We’re all tempted to change the settings on our thermostat, especially during transition seasons. However, before you touch your thermostat, read through this post. Everyone wants to stay comfortable when they are indoors. But, it doesn’t have to cost a ton of money to keep your home at the right temperature. We’ll talk about the correct settings for your HVAC System. These tips will prevent your electric bill from skyrocketing as the weather changes.
Thermostat Settings for Colder Weather
Cold weather can impact your electric bill. Many homeowners crank up the heat on their thermostat so that they feel warm and cozy at home. This action is perfectly fine to do. Everyone should stay comfortable in their home.
However, when you are not in the house, adjust your thermostat settings. We recommend placing your thermostat at 69 degrees Fahrenheit. You can save a lot of money by lowering the temperature this way when the heat is reduced for up to eight hours.
It is recommended to lower the thermostat temperature when you are sleeping. People sleep better in cooler environments. And, you will save a lot of money by doing this.
Thermostat Settings for Warmer Weather
But what about when the weather warms up? What thermostat temperature is ideal? For warmer weather, we suggest keeping your thermostat at around 78 degrees Fahrenheit. This setting can seem like a warm temperature for your home but, you need to remember that cooling your house can cost a lot of money. The closer the temperature inside your house is to the temperature outside, the less money you will spend. Raise the temperature when you are out of the house. This way, your cooling system doesn’t run when you are away.
These settings might not be suitable for everyone. If you have small infants or children, you might have to lower your thermostat from time to time. In some cases, it might be too humid to keep the temperature of your house higher.
Think about your situation and consider your family’s needs. At the very least, though, up the thermostat when you are out of the house. This way you save some money.
Make all these thermostat settings and resetting automatically with a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to place your thermostat on a schedule. Smart home systems can change the thermostat when you leave the house. There are also some smart thermostats with motion detectors that change temperatures based on motion or non-motion in the home. Now you won’t have to think about changing the settings when you’re out of the house or going to bed. The savings is also automatic.
Good Deals Heating & Cooling
If you want to know more about your thermostat or need to repair your HVAC system, call Good Deals Heating & Cooling. We can help you with all your HVAC and thermostat-related issues. Contact us at 215-947-1166 and see what we can do for you.