You use the thermostat in your Valdosta, GA, home to regulate heating and air conditioning, but the way you use the device also affects your HVAC system and energy consumption. However, there are recommended settings that optimize comfort without increasing your heating and cooling bills. Learn how you can regulate thermostat use and start saving energy.
Choosing the Right Temperature
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting the thermostat to 68 degrees during winter. You should observe this guideline when you’re awake and lower it when you’re away or asleep. The best approach is to avoid frequent thermostat adjustments. Try to leave settings in place for at least eight hours.
Keeping everyone comfortable and avoiding energy waste can be challenging. Members of your household have different temperature preferences, and some might find the recommended setting to be too low. Additionally, your family wants to relax and feel comfortable at home, which might affect the choice of clothing. However, it’s still important to dress according to the weather to reduce the need for higher temperature settings. Using the right bedding also matters.
Thermostats That Work for You
We provide a range of thermostats that allow you to program settings based on your household’s schedule. You’ll be able to program your thermostat to the right temperatures when you’re home and utilize energy-saving settings when you’re away. The advantage of these thermostats is that they’ll restore the ideal temperature, so your home will feel warm when you return.
Put an end to discomfort and frequent temperature adjustments with a programmable or smart thermostat. At Waller Heating & Air, we want to make HVAC as easy as possible for our customers. We’re happy to provide information, advice, products, and services that deliver the comfort you and your family need. If you’re ready for a new thermostat installation or want to learn how to get the most out of your smart thermostat, contact us today.
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