When winter in Northglenn rolls around, it’s time for your furnace to do some heavy lifting. Just how much heavy lifting your furnace will do, though, is largely up to you. Choosing the best temperature at which to set your thermostat can be a matter of frequent household debates. Although there’s no single answer that will satisfy every individual, Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. has some tips to help you stay comfortable without wasting money on heating your house too much.
What Can You Tolerate?
A major component of choosing a thermostat temperature is deciding what you can handle. If you’re going for a more austere lifestyle, it may make sense to turn your thermostat down so that your furnace doesn’t kick on as often. Although these changes might make you uncomfortable at first, you may find that you’re able to adapt to them over time to the point that you don’t notice the cooler air in your home. This is especially true if you keep your home colder at night since the cooler air will help you sleep better. Adapting to cooler air can result in major energy savings during the winter.
Where Is Your Thermostat Located?
Another important variable to consider is the location of your thermostat. Suppose your thermostat is somewhere in your home that receives a lot of sunlight during the winter. In that case, you’ll likely find that the rest of your home stays too cold because the thermostat is detecting a warmer temperature than what is found elsewhere. At Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., we can help you adjust the location of your thermostat so that it’s centrally located, easy to access, and away from anything that could cause major temperature fluctuations.
What ENERGY STAR Says
If you do any research about the “perfect temperature,” one result you’re likely to find is the ENERGY STAR recommendation of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Although some individuals prefer their homes to be warmer or cooler during the winter, extensive studies have shown this to be a temperature that most people can tolerate without much accommodation. Additionally, this temperature is low enough to help keep your furnace from constantly running so that you end up with a sky-high utility bill. Keep in mind that although this is a good starting point, lowering the temperature below 68 degrees, even slightly, will help you save money.
How to Make It Easier
Managing the temperature in your home, especially when you’re trying to keep your utility bills affordable, can seem like a full-time job. To help make this task more manageable, it’s a good idea to let Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. install a smart thermostat in your residence. This device largely automates the task of keeping your home at the best temperature for your needs. By learning the patterns of when you’re home and away, a smart thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature so that the HVAC system isn’t needlessly running when you’re not there. A bonus of having a smart thermostat installed is that you can control all of the functions of your HVAC system from your phone.
How to Adjust Your Thermostat
If you’ve decided that you want to save some money by lowering the temperature in your home, it’s important to know that there’s a right way to go about this. If you’re planning on making a big change, it’s best to make the change incrementally so that your body can acclimate to the new temperature without much effort. Try lowering the temperature by only a degree at a time. By taking things slowly, you’re likely to arrive at a lower number than you would if you tried to shift several degrees at once.
Maintaining Efficiency and Comfort
When it comes to keeping your home comfortable during the winter, our professionals at Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. are here for you whenever you need them. We provide a variety of services, including residential and commercial HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installations. We can take care of thermostats, heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, and a host of other HVAC equipment.
We have over 10 years of experience, and you can be sure that we’re here to serve you for the long haul. That’s one reason why we’re able to maintain our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and why you’ll find a lot of five-star customer reviews on various sites. To learn more about keeping your home in Northglenn efficient and comfortable, feel free to give us a call at Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.