Using your money wisely is important to you. So is your comfort and convenience. As you examine your budget and spending habits, one thing to consider is your HVAC thermostat. The way you set your thermostat can have a money-saving impact.
Set It and Forget It
What temperature should you set your thermostat in order to run it efficiently and save money on your energy bill? A good rule of thumb is to “set it and forget it.” No matter what temperature you choose to set your thermostat, it is best to leave it at that temperature for at least eight hours at a time. Constantly changing the setting makes your unit work harder. This is inefficient and could lead to a unit breakdown.
Ideal Temperature for Savings
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that you set your thermostat at 68 degrees when at home during the winter months and 78 degrees when at home during the summer months. If there are periods of time during the summer months when no one is at home, it is best to raise the temperature by 5-8 degrees. Alternatively, if no one is at home for eight hours or more during the winter months, lower the thermostat by 10-15 degrees.
Long-Term Comfort and Efficiency
Following these simple guidelines when setting your thermostat can save up to 15% on your monthly energy bills. This is an easy way to have comfort in your home and feel good about your energy consumption.
Long Heating & Cooling is focused on your LONG-term comfort. We help you keep your unit running efficiently. Call us for installation, service, and maintenance. 334-790-0977