Winter is around the corner and during this time of year, it’s possible to have some days with temperatures in the ’60s, and other days with temperatures in the 40’s and ’50s.
With the temperature constantly going up and down, the big question is what should you set your thermostat at?
In this article, we will provide you with some tips that you can use for setting the correct temperature for your home during the fall and winter months.
SET YOUR THERMOSTAT TO 68 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT IN THE WINTER
According to ENERGY STAR, setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) when your home is the ideal balance of comfort and energy efficiency. So why are 68 degrees the magic number? The energy-saving key is lowering the temperature (about 10-12 degrees Fahrenheit or 6-8 degrees Celsius) at night or when you’re away.
DON’T TURN THAT DIAL!
You can save as much as 10% a year in heating and cooling costs by turning back thermostats 7 – 10 degrees Fahrenheit for eight hours a day. Constantly raising or lowering the temperature throughout the day or forgetting to set it to the proper temperature can cost you more over time.
WHERE YOU PLACE YOUR THERMOSTAT MATTERS
Knowing the ideal home temperature and using your thermostat correctly won’t matter if you place it in the wrong part of your home. An interior wall, ideally near the center of the house is the best place for your thermostat. Also, keep in mind which rooms people use most since these are the rooms where you want the temperature to be the most comfortable.
Contact Dave’s Cooling and Heating
For more energy-saving tips, or to schedule HVAC service for your home, contact us today by calling (301) 401-2780 or click here to connect with us through our website.