Best Temperature Setting Practices that Save you Money

July 6, 2016

It's not uncommon that we are asked, "What should I set my thermostat to while I'm home?"  Therefore, we wanted to take a minute to cover some of the basics to this FAQ.   




Q: What should my thermostat be set to while I'm at home?

A:  Short answer, whatever temperature you're most comfortable with.  If you want to save the most money on energy bills, a good healthy setting would be around 75 degrees in the warm months and 68 degrees in the cooler months.  Your HVAC system will only run as hard as it needs to, so the main key is to keep the temperature in your home maintained.  Changing it too often throughout the day, or turning it completely off if/when you're not home, your system will have to work 10x harder to get your home to the most comfortable temperature upon your return.  This would end up costing you more money than it would if you just kept the temperature in your home consistent.  


How To:

You can ensure that the temperature in your home is maintained by a) Not adjusting the thermostat too often and b) Having the capability of accessing the current temperature in your home via your smartphone, tablet or computer.  You can do so by having Comfort Source install a programmable thermostat that can be programmed to maintain a certain temperature and can operate automatically based on your schedule.  If you leave for work every day at 8am and return home at 5pm, you can program your thermostat to adjust just a few degrees after you leave the house and right before you return.  This solution will save you money, while also keeping you most comfortable in your home.  



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