Fall is a time when most homeowners in St. Louis are saving money for the holidays. You may cut costs by going out to eat less often. Or maybe you add to your savings by driving less and cutting gas costs. One of the easiest ways to start saving today is by cutting your utility costs, which means improving energy efficiency in your home. Your thermostat settings not only maintain comfort but also determine how much you’ll pay to the city every month.
The Most Energy-Efficient Thermostat Settings
We get it. You come home on a cold day and want to turn up the heat to get your home cozy. You’re free to do that, but you’ll pay for it when those utility bills come.
Instead of keeping your thermostat at 80 degrees, you can cut costs by programming your thermostat to 68 degrees during the fall and winter. The closer your thermostat is to 68 degrees, the less strain you’ll place on your heating system.
If you want to save even more money, turn your thermostat down further while you’re asleep or away.
Why Set Your Thermostat to 68 Degrees
Why keep your home so cool? The further away the temperature inside your home is from the temperature outside, the harder your heater has to work.
The harder your HVAC system has to work, the more strain it experiences and the less efficient. Plus, keeping your home too warm can increase humidity levels, which lead to another host of efficiency and air quality issues.
If 68 degrees starts getting too cool, throw on a blanket or some extra layers and grab yourself a warm drink.
Don’t freeze yourself out, but maintaining the most efficient fall thermostat setting will help you cut costs and cut stress. To further improve your home’s energy efficiency and cut costs even more, call Averill Heating and Air Conditioning at 314-328-0437.
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