As the weather in St. Charles, Louisiana turns cold, you will have to adjust the temperature on your thermostat. However, like many homeowners, you might be wondering which temperature is right for your home. Below are some suggested thermostat settings and tips to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient during the winter months.

General Thermostat Setting Recommendations for Winter

There is no one-size-fits-all approach with thermostat settings. Experiment a little to find the best balance between comfort and savings for your family. However, there are a few general recommendations.

If someone is in the home during the day, a comfortable setting that is still energy-efficient is between 68 degrees and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re worried about your utility bills, start at a higher temperature, and as the family becomes accustomed to it, lower it by a degree. When no-one is home, set the thermostat to between 62 and 65 degrees. The lower the thermostat is set, the more you’ll save, but keep your comfort levels in mind.

Investing in a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats do the work for you. Once you set a comfortable temperature, the thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature in your home according to your schedule, therefore saving you money when no one is home. Smart thermostats can also follow your smart home routines and make the necessary adjustments based on your comfort levels, habits, and saving requirements. Additionally, a smart thermostat provides energy reports and optimizes your system through technology learning.

Practical Tips

You can also keep warm during the winter by planning regular maintenance for your HVAC system, sealing any cracks around your windows or door jams, and dressing a little warmer at home. A well-maintained HVAC system is one that works efficiently, keeping bills down and your comfort levels up. Sealing cracks will prevent cold air from creeping into your home. When you dress warmly, you will not need to use the heater as much.

Keep maximum comfort in your home during winter by scheduling regular HVAC maintenance with Bryans United Air Conditioning. Call us today! Our technicians are NATE certified and factory trained to offer you the best service.

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