In Ballwin, Missouri, winter weather can mean very high utility bills if you’re not careful. The cold weather often makes it difficult to achieve indoor comfort. Even if you invested in a top-quality furnace and took all the right steps to winterize your home, your efforts to save energy will be in vain if you are not using your thermostat wisely. Correct thermostat programming will make a big difference in comfort and energy savings and even protect your heating system.
Stopping Energy Waste
During the summer months, when you feel hot, you simply reduce the setting on the thermostat. However, when it’s cold, it seems as if no matter what you do, you just can’t get the right indoor temperature.
You might not have paid much attention to the way you or others in your home use the thermostat. However, thermostat programming is integral to indoor comfort. The right settings will prevent:
- Frequent changing of the thermostat’s settings — which wastes energy
- Long periods between cycling, so you won’t have to endure an uncomfortable wait before the heat kicks in again
- Short cycling periods that can make your home too hot
- Low humidity that can make it difficult to heat your home
It is important to get everyone on board regarding thermostat use. You can program your thermostat for the entire week or use separate settings for the weekends. You are sure to find a thermostat to suit your needs and lifestyle.
Getting the Most From Your Thermostat
During the winter months, it is recommended that you set the temperature to 68°F and set it back by as much as 10 degrees when you’re away from home or asleep. This simple step can save you as much as 10% on your heating bill.
Today’s thermostats make scheduling easy. Whether you use a programmable or smart thermostat, you can save energy and improve indoor comfort all year long. Would you like more information about how these thermostats work? Perhaps you’re ready to have one installed. The knowledgeable and friendly team at Averill Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to assist you. Just give us a call at (314) 427-3825, and we’ll get you on your way to your energy-saving goals.
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