Setting the ideal temperature for your home keeps you comfortable and saves energy. If you’re not sure how to do this, we’ll help you understand the correct temperature to set for your Theodore, AL home.
Ideal Temperature to Set While at Home
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting the temperature at 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re awake at home in cold weather but lower when you’re asleep or away. You can reverse the process when it’s hot outside by setting a temperature of 76 degrees and making it warmer when you’re away.
Contrary to what most people believe, cranking up the thermostat won’t warm your house in a shorter time. Typically, your thermostat signals your HVAC system to raise or lower the home’s temperatures to the level you have set on the device. When you crank up the thermostat, your HVAC system will require more time to achieve the desired temperature.
Consequently, the HVAC will run for a longer time, increasing the wear and tear of your system’s parts. More wear and tear could cause your repair costs to increase.
Ideal Temperature for Bedtime
The Sleep Foundation reports that most doctors recommend setting your thermostat at 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit before you go to sleep. Since your body lowers its temperature before you sleep, your home should also have a cool temperature so that you can enjoy uninterrupted slumber.
How to Use Your Thermostat for Maximum Energy Efficiency
If you work outside the home, you may be away for extended periods during the day. Remembering to adjust the temperature before you leave can make your HVAC system more energy efficient.
A smart thermostat can help you save money with its energy-saving tips. Also, you can control your smart thermostat remotely if you forget to set it while at home.
If your HVAC system is not delivering the desired comfort and energy savings, contact us at Air Specialty for excellent heating services. Our technicians have multiple years of experience working on different systems, so they have the necessary expertise to work on your HVAC system.
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