There aren’t any hard and fast rules for your thermostat setting in the winter. However, it’s a good idea to set your thermostat to help manage overall winter energy costs.
Here are some general guidelines to follow when determining the best temperature for your home during the winter months:
- Keep your thermostat at 68 degrees while you sleep (or lower if you’re cold). This will help you get a good night’s sleep and provide the most comfortable temperature for your body. It will also save energy because it turns off automatically when you’re asleep.
- Consider keeping your thermostat at 60 degrees while you’re away from home. This will help reduce wear on your HVAC system by reducing its use during periods of low activity. This in turn reduces energy costs.
- Keep windows and doors closed during extremely cold weather to prevent drafts from coming into the house, which can cause discomfort and even illness from inadequate insulation in older homes. Open doors and windows on warmer days to allow fresh air into your home and help circulate heat throughout the house.
Use a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat helps you control the energy your home uses by allowing you to schedule when your heat comes on and how long it stays on. For example, you could set the thermostat to start warming the house before you wake up in the morning and have it turn off just before you go to bed at night. This way, your home will be nice and cozy for you when you get out of bed in the morning, but it won’t be wasting money heating an empty house all day while you’re gone.
Additionally, if your home uses gas for heat (as opposed to electric), a programmable thermostat can help reduce the amount of natural gas that is wasted in the wintertime. When your heating system is on, it’s very common for some of the gas to be released through vents into the air without ever heating up anything inside or outside of your home. A programmable thermostat can help prevent this waste by automatically shutting off your furnace after a certain amount of time has passed.
What is the Most Efficient Heating System?
There are many different types of heating systems to choose from but the most efficient heating system is the one that is right for your home’s needs.
From heat pumps to space heaters, here is a list of heating systems to consider for your home.
- Central heating
- Heat pumps
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- Hydronic radiant flooring system
- Convection heating
- Electric mattresses
- Geothermal heat pump
- Space heaters
Thermostat Troubles? Call The Heating Experts at Air Now in Layton Utah
At Air Now Heating & Air Conditioning we are experts when it comes to home heating systems in Utah. So if you’re looking to have work done, like having a thermostat installed. Or if you just have questions about your thermostat setting, we are here to help!
We service all of Davis County, and Weber County so when you are looking for home heating systems near me give us a call at (385) 350-4114.
Learn how winterizing your home can help keep your home warm and your energy bills low.