The Right Temperature Will Help You Save Energy and Money

Do you adjust your thermostat all day long? Are you shocked by your utility bill each month? 

There’s got to be a better way to stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer, while saving energy and money the whole year through. What’s the optimal temperature each season to ensure all of that?

Winter temperatures

What’s the ideal thermostat setting for the coldest days of the year? Our advice for the right temperature is: it depends. 

What temperature are you comfortable at? 72? 74? If you can, lower it a degree or two, and you’ll start saving energy immediately. 

It’s also important to place the thermostat in the correct location. Avoid placing it:

The Right Temperature Will Help You Save Energy and Money
  • Near doors that let in drafts
  • By windows that stream sunshine
  • By bathrooms with moisture and humidity
  • Lamps or televisions that give off heat

Then consider installing a programmable thermostat. It allows you to set the temperature based on your lifestyle, without needing to adjust it daily. That means remembering to change it when you head to work for the day. It’ll help save money over time. 

Summer temperatures

Summer temperatures work the same way. What’s your ideal temperature? Now bump it up a degree or two, and start saving. 

Many are surprised that air conditioners are more efficient than furnaces. But what it ultimately depends on is the amount of CO2 released into the environment. Though every system is different, the EPA states that for every degree above 72 degrees you program your thermostat at, your CO2 emissions will save about 120 pounds of emissions. That reduces your utility bill right along with it. 

It’s all a part of better environmental controls, one home at a time. 

What’s the right temperature for saving energy and money? 

Every little bit helps. 

The best way to improve efficiency is to set your thermostat and walk away. A programmable thermostat will allow you to be as efficient as possible. 

Set the temperature to the lowest point while you’re away at work. Lower it again while you’re sleeping at night. Then bring it to a comfortable temperature while you’re at home with the family, cooking dinner or just relaxing. 

You’ll save energy and money all year long. 

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