What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

February 14, 2020

Having comfortable heating and cooling in Auburn and Opelika, Alabama, year-round seems like a good deal. But really, how can you maintain a comfy home while controlling energy costs?

Enjoying a cozy home during the winter isn’t as difficult as you may think. But on occasion you might require professional assistance if you’re experiencing hot and cold spots. Or if your furnace doesn’t heat like it used to.

If you’re going through comfort problems or are looking for furnace repair, the heating and cooling professionals at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. can help. Get in touch with us at 334-524-2458 to set up an appointment today.

In the meantime, here are a couple of ideas on how to approach your thermostat during the cooler months.


Lower Settings When You Leave

Decreasing the thermostat 10–15 degrees while you’re away can save 5–15% on your energy expenses, according to the Department of Energy. If your residence is unoccupied throughout the day, this is a great method to limit costs. And when you consider what only 5% could do for your heating costs, that can make a major difference!

Turn Down Temperatures When You Sleep

You can also decrease the setting before you go to bed. It even benefits more than merely your gas bills! The ideal temperature for going to sleep is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body cools down naturally to help you sleep, so keeping your sleeping area cool could help you go to sleep faster.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

One idea to think about if you don’t already have it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to go over to the thermostat to adjust it. In reality, you can adjust it from nearly any location with your web-enabled device. A Wi-Fi thermostat also adjusts to your family’s routine and intuitively adjusts the temperature to help you save more on energy costs.

Relax in a Cozier House with Assistance from the Heating and Cooling Professionals

Even if you don’t make major modifications to your temp, a little change can impact your energy bills.

While you are getting your thermostat under control, there are several other things to consider during the heating season.

  • Schedule an appointment for regular furnace maintenance. Heating service makes sure everything is running like it should and might help make your heating system more efficient.
  • Inspect your air filter. If you don’t see light through it, it’s time to buy a new one.

Both of these items will help make sure your furnace is in peak shape to keep your home warm.

If you need help having a smart thermostat or have heating concerns, get in touch with the pros at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. to receive outstanding advice. You can contact us at 334-524-2458 or request an appointment online.