What Temperature Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?
Here in New England, we all know how cold it can get in the winter. So when the air turns chilly and snow flurries start to hit, it’s time to turn that thermostat up. But what is the best temperature to turn your thermostat to? There isn’t one simple answer to this question, because it depends on a lot of factors, including your financial status, where you live, how much energy you want to use, and how often you and your family are home.
Here at Evolved Mechanical, we are your local heating and cooling experts. With all of our years of education and experience, this is our recommendation for your thermostat.
- If you or a family member is home most of the day, set your thermostat between 68° F and 72° F.
- For those times that people are not in your house or are sleeping at night, opt for temperatures between 62° F and 66° F.
How to Save On Your Energy Bills With Your Thermostat
Sometimes, our recommended thermostat settings don’t work for everyone. If you want to keep your house set to a higher temperature than we recommend but still want to save money and conserve energy, here are some tips:
Start High, Go Low
At the beginning of the cold season, set your thermostat to whatever temperature you and your family find comfortable–even if it is higher than we suggest. Then, as you get used to the cold weather, turn the thermostat down one degree, week by week. Your family will acclimate to the slow change, and you will notice a significant difference in your energy bill!
Upgrade Your Thermostat
You don’t just have to change your habits to lower your energy bill. You might have to change your thermostat as well! New programmable thermostats are easy to use and can help you save loads of cash. All you need to do is set it to lower the temperature when your family is away or asleep.
Other Ways to Save On Your Energy Bill
Adjusting your thermostat isn’t the only way to lower your energy bill and save some money.
- Close off unused rooms or portions of your house so that your heating system provides warmth to the living spaces you do use.
- Have your HVAC technicians inspect and maintain your heating system every year.
- Insulate your windows and doors to keep the heat inside.
- Bundle up with cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, and comfy blankets to keep warm without raising the temperature.
Want to Lower Your Heating Bill?
Evolved Mechanical can help. Call or email us today to find out how we can help you make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient this winter.