Best Practices for Using Your Thermostat This Winter

Cold days and nights likely have you relying on your heating system to keep you warm this winter. Working alongside your heating system is your thermostat. This small thing plays a big role in home comfort. Here are some helpful thermostat programming practices that can help you get the most out of it.

Maximizing efficiency:
Did you know that using your thermostat the right way can optimize your furnace’s efficiency? It can also help minimize your utility bill! A quality programmable thermostat can be a real lifesaver. These are a great investment because they help maintain accurate temperatures from room to room, day and night. Simply program it, then let it work its magic. We recommend keeping the thermostat set at 68 degrees, as this is the most energy efficient temperatures. Temperatures that inch up into the 70s won’t save as much energy.

Reducing the heat:
If you plan on being gone during most of the day, you can program the thermostat to turn down while you are away. Then, program it to turn up before you get home, so you can walk into a warm space!  Another great idea is to reduce the heat while you sleep at night. Instead of relying on the system to keep you warm, layer your clothing and blankets. Cooler rooms have also been shown to help people sleep better. Not to mention, you will see a reduction in your heating bill!

Is your thermostat out of date?  The new year is here and it’s a great time to upgrade to a new programmable thermostat. They’re affordably priced and in the long run, they can save you money because of the energy savings. Not to mention, you’re doing your part in being environmentally conscious by reducing your energy consumption.

Call us today to talk to our experienced, licensed HVAC team! We will answer any questions you have about programmable thermostats and explain your best options.

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