Recommended Thermostat Settings for your Home

A commonly asked question about thermostats is what is the best setting. The temperature should be comfortable for your family, but you also want to save money on your energy bills. Here are some guidelines about what temperature you should set your home’s thermostat to.

Cold-Weather Setting

In the fall and winter, you should set the thermostat to 68 degrees when your family is home. This setting is a great balance between comfort and energy savings.

When you’re away from your house, set the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees lower. You should keep the temperature of your residence between 60 and 65 degrees at night for optimal sleep conditions. You can save around 10% on your energy bills by reducing the temperature on your thermostat for eight hours each night.

Hot-Weather Setting

You should set your thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer when you’re home. If you’ll be leaving for four hours or longer, raise the temperature setting by 10 degrees. The smaller the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, the more you can save on your energy bills.

When you set your thermostat higher in the summer, every degree you set it higher saves you about 2% on your energy bill. This adds up to significant savings while keeping your house comfortable when you’re at home.

Invest in a Programmable or Smart Thermostat

Changing your thermostat’s temperature setting multiple times a day is a hassle. Programmable and smart thermostats remove this inconvenience from your life.

With a programmable thermostat, you set a program for what temperature you want your home at different times of the day. A smart thermostat figures out when you’re home and away and automatically adjusts the temperature to save you money.

KW Lang Mechanical in Solon, OH, installs automatic thermostats in homes. We replace, maintain, and repair heating and air conditioning systems, too. We also sell indoor air quality products, Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems, and green technology. Call us today to find out more!

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