What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

Winter is upon us, and it is time to pay attention to overall indoor warmth. Setting your thermostat correctly can ensure you get dependable heat no matter what’s happening outside.

Reliable Indoor Warmth

Programmable thermostats take the worry out of operating your heater at the right temperature. This type of thermostat can override previous settings and adjust for changes in daylight, indoor activity and sleeping habits. If you install a digital temperature control that can be monitored using an app, you’ll have even more ways to manage your indoor temperature.

Consistency Is Best

Find the optimal settings for your household by identifying the times when you wake up, go to sleep and leave and return from work. Set the thermostat for 56 degrees 30 minutes before bedtime. With the right clothes and blankets, everyone should feel comfortable enough to sleep well. Set the thermostat to jump to 68 degrees 30 minutes before the first person gets up. Set the thermostat back to 56 degrees as the last person leaves for the day. Then, set it to return to 68 degrees when the first person arrives home in the evening.

Best Heat Pump Setting

Some digital thermostats can actually cause inefficient operation in a heat pump. Purchase a thermostat designed to work specifically with a heat pump’s heat settings to get a more effective result. The team at Fire 'n' Ice Heating & Cooling, Inc. can work with you to plan and install the right heating equipment for your home in Downers Grove or the surrounding area. Let us know how we can assist you.

Save Money Every Month

According to Energy.gov, there’s an easy way for you to save 10 percent or more on utility bills every year. Turn the thermostat back 7-10 degrees from your normal setting (68 degrees in our previous example) for eight hours a day to reduce energy use.

Fire 'n' Ice Heating & Cooling, Inc. has been providing property owners in Downers Grove with trusted heating services since 1977. In addition to installing smart thermostats for our customers, we also install, repair and maintain entire heating and cooling systems and deal with indoor air quality issues. Call us today to schedule service for your home.

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