Setting The Temperature To Keep The Cold Away

Tired of the temperature variances yet? Here in Colorado, it’s always a possibility to have the temperature jump 30, 40, even 50 degrees or more in just one day. Especially this time of the year.

That means your body temperature struggles to adjust to keep you comfortable, and so does your heating system.

How do you keep up with it? What is the ideal temperature setting for your heater during the colder months?Setting The Temperature To Keep The Cold Away

Daytime Temperatures
The daytime is when you and your family are most active. You’re coming and going. You have work and school commitments. And depending on the day, a little sunshine might stream into your home.

According to Energy Saver, in order to keep your HVAC system from working harder than it needs to, try to keep your thermostat set between 68 and 72 degrees throughout the day. If you are away from your home for a few hours, you can reasonably drop it down a few degrees more.

Nighttime Temperatures
Sleeping at a lower temperature is perfect for optimal comfort. However, if you set it too cool, it can actually keep you awake. Nighttime is a good time to turn the heat down between 62 and 66 degrees, which will provide a warm enough environment to keep you comfortable while still being cool enough to allow you a good night’s sleep.

Installing a programmable thermostat is one of the best investments you can make for your home. It allows you to schedule your heating and cooling based on your daily habits without having to do it manually each day.

And with today’s technology, there are many options available that can help you save energy in the process. Need a little help deciding which thermostat is best for you? We can help. Give us a call today.

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