You’ve probably heard that if you set your thermostat to a certain temperature during the winter you’ll end up saving a substantial amount of money. The big question is, what is the best thermostat temperature to program your home to? At South Placer Heating and Air, all your questions will be answered.
So, whether you are in need of residential heating repair in El Dorado Hills or you’re just curious how to save money, make sure to follow these specific thermostat instructions for winter usage.
During the Day
During the day, you’ll want to set your thermostat to a different temperature than what you will during the evening and at night. While it will depend on your personal preferences, you’ll want to set the dial right around 68 to 70 degrees. You will save money with it at 68 and it will ensure you still remain comfortable during the winter (of course you’re always welcome to drop it down a few more degrees if you are comfortable with it).
At Night or When You’re Away
When you’re sleeping or when you’re away, you’ll want to turn the thermostat down to around 58 to 62 degrees. You won’t want to push it further down than this because once you start dipping that much, you run the risk of plumbing problems and water freezing, which opens you up to all sorts of other problems. As long as you maintain this particular temperature while sleeping or out of the house, you should be good to go. It’s also another reason why you need to invest in a programmable thermostat.
When programming your thermostat, you do have several different options. You can set it to a repetitive seven days a week, which is great if you have the same basic schedule throughout the week. You can go with a 5-2 option if your weekend changes the schedule, or you should consider a Smart thermostat that gives you control over the home’s Wi-Fi.
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At Placer Heating and Air, it is all about saving you money and giving you the best HVAC equipment and residential heating repair in El Dorado Hills. So, if you’re looking for other money saving tips, are curious about the other kinds of services the company offers, or you’re ready to book an in-home inspection, now is the time to give us a call.