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Tips for Finding The Best Thermostat Temperature Settings

How to Find the Ideal Temperature Setting for Your Home

With the changing seasons comes another big change as well: the temperature setting of your thermostat. But as the weather gets colder as the days move deeper into autumn, it’s important to remember that using the right thermostat settings can help to save you money.

If your residence is cooled or heated to the right temperature, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard, so don’t fight over the thermostat, just follow these tips below from your local HVAC technicians instead!

Warm Temps for Cold Weather

The magic number when it comes to fall and winter weather is 70. Meaning 70 degrees Fahrenheit is the average temperature you should keep your residence in the colder seasons.

cold months

This temperature is great for keeping you comfortably warm, even during the most frigid winter afternoons, and it won’t overly strain your HVAC system, meaning your energy usage and therefore your energy bill will be lower, something everyone can appreciate.

Cool Temps for Warm Weather

warm monthsNothing is worse than being hot in your home when it’s sweltering outside. It probably makes you want to reach for the AC control and crank it to freezer temperatures.

But that’s actually not the best thing to do for multiple reasons. For the summer and spring seasons, the average temperature to keep your home should be around 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

This temperature will help keep your home cool enough to be comfortable without putting undue stress on your HVAC system. And because using your AC too often can be bad for the environment, it’s important to keep the temperature at a setting that’s good for you, your wallet, and the planet.

No One’s Home

It’s important to remember, though, that the above temperatures are considered average for residences that remain mostly empty during the day because the inhabitants leave to go to work or school. If you’re someone who doesn’t work outside of the house, or perhaps stays home to take care of children, your settings may need to be adjusted somewhat to find the perfect level of comfort.

empty house

Don’t change the temperature too much, though. Because these temperatures are within the range of normal room temperatures, which means it’s easier for your HVAC system to have a smooth transition when you do need to change the settings, perhaps when you’re getting ready for bed.

Requiring large changes in temperature can put a lot of strain on your appliances, and strain can lead to a shorter lifespan of your HVAC system, something neither you, nor your wallet, would like.

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