Your home should be the place where you feel the most comfortable, and that includes the temperature. Each person has a unique sensitivity to temperature and therefore a preferred range that feels comfortable. We’re here to help you find the ideal temperature setting for your Jefferson, Louisiana, home this winter.
The Ideal Temperature
Let’s get straight to the point. For a majority of people, the ideal temperature indoors during the winter is between 68 and 72 degrees. Where in that range you fall will depend on your personal comfort level, the season, and the clothing you choose to wear.
Ease Into the Ideal Temperature
If you give yourself some time to acclimate, you might be surprised just how comfortable you can be at lower temperatures. Ease into your winter thermostat setting by keeping your home slightly warmer than you want and as you acclimate to the colder temperatures outside, lower the temperature in your home. Try to lower the setting a degree each week. Your ideal temperature for comfort and ideal temperature for energy efficiency will quickly become the same.
Efficiency at the Ideal Temperature
To maintain a comfortable temperature while you’re at home, you may want to keep your home slightly warmer than what’s energy efficient. That’s OK! This is where a programmable or smart thermostat really comes in handy. Program the thermostat to lower the temperature when no one is home and when everyone is asleep. An ideal temperature here is between 62 and 64 degrees. For every degree you can lower the temperature in your home during the winter, you can save 1 to 3 percent on your home heating bill. Insulation, seal, and humidity can all affect the perceived temperature in your home, comfort level, and HVAC efficiency.
We hope that these tips will help you and your family to find the ideal temperature for your home this winter so that everyone will be happy and comfortable. If you have any HVAC problems this winter, don’t hesitate to call Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071.
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