Determining the temperature at which you should set your thermostat can be a little challenging. Why? With fluctuations in temperature throughout winter and early spring, you might raise the thermostat one day and lower it the next. But is this efficient? Ultimately, what temperature should you set your thermostat in the winter? Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C explains in this blog.
What Temperature Should You Set Your Thermostat in the Winter?
When there is someone at home during the daytime hours, the thermostat should be set no higher than 72 degrees, but 68 degrees is an optimal setting that is comfortable for most people and shouldn’t result in huge energy bills. If there is no one home during the daytime hours, the thermostat should be set between 62-66 degrees. This setting is also good for nighttime when everyone is asleep in your home. At these temperatures, you will protect your home against frozen pipes, and your heating system also won’t have to work too hard to raise the temperature again.
Overall, the best way for most people to reduce energy costs in winter is by lowering the thermostat at night while everyone sleeps. Most people enjoy sleeping in a cool room instead of a steamy one.
According to Energy.gov, every 10 to 15 degrees you lower the thermostat in your home for every eight hours, you will notice a reduction in energy use on your utility bill ranging from five to 15 percent. This also means you will pay less for energy! This can translate into huge savings over time, and will also be easier on your HVAC system.
What About a Programmable Thermostat?
If you are worried about forgetting to lower the thermostat prior to leaving for work or before going to bed, you could always have a programmable thermostat installed. These thermostats let you schedule the temperature for your home ahead of time.
Call for an Appointment for Thermostat Installation
Do you want to install a new thermostat in your home? Not sure which one is best for your family? Call the experienced team at Solution Based Plumbing, Heating, and A/C today at 215-584-2098 to schedule a consultation.