How to Set the Best Temperature for Your Furnace
Figuring out the ideal temperature to set your thermostat can be tricky. If you ask different household members, they will all say different things. Some people will like it warmer, while others will like it colder. However, it would be best to be careful about what you set your thermostat to. Too cold, and your home will be like an icebox, and if you set it too warm, you will be in for some sticker shock when you open your next utility bill.
What Is the Best Temperature to Set Your Thermostat in Winter?
Setting your thermostat to the best temperature will save you money and keep your home warm. There is not just one consistent temperature that you should keep your thermostat. The temperature will vary when you are at home, when you are asleep, and when you are away from home.
- Away temperature: When you are not at home, you should ideally keep your temperature between 61 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Your home will be cooler, but you will not be at home to feel the cooler temperatures.
- At-home temperatures: When you are at home during the day, you should have your temperatures set around 68 to 72 degrees. If you get cold with these temperatures, consider using a blanket or putting on additional clothing.
- Nighttime temperatures: When you are asleep, your blankets will do the work of keeping you warm, so you do not need your furnace turned up. Ideally, you would keep your temperatures around 65 to 68 degrees.
Manually putting in these changes can be bothersome, so getting a programmable or smart thermostat for your HVAC system is a good idea. You can simply program the thermostat, and it will make sure that your temperatures are set at the times you wish.
Why Are These Temperatures the Best?
These temperatures are the best because they will keep you from spending more on your utility bills each month. Initially, you may find the cooler temperatures in your home difficult to deal with. Still, with some lifestyle modifications, you will be able to get used to the temperatures. If you want to slowly start decreasing your temperature, do so by lowering it week by week until you reach the ideal temperature. You can reduce your utility bill each week simply by adjusting your thermostat by one degree.
Calling A Professional
If you do reduce your thermostat and you still find that your HVAC system is frequently running and you have high utility bills, it is time to call our HVAC professionals to look at your HVAC system’s efficiency. They can set up routine maintenance that will help to keep your utility bills low and ensure that your unit functions properly. There may be an issue with the unit, or it may be time to replace your heating and cooling system.
Call Us Today!
At Command Service Center, we are here to help you with all of your HVAC needs. If you want to install a smart or programmable thermostat, we can help you and help make sure that your HVAC system is in excellent condition.