We’ve reached that point in the year when the weather is incredibly back and forth and can’t make its mind up whether it’s fall or summer. The mornings are chilly, but during the day when the sun’s out, the heat is still almost unbearable. During this in-between weather time, you’re probably turning your heat on and off, which isn’t great for home efficiency. In order to save you money in the long run, here are some tips for maintaining your thermostat during the fall months.
Set Your Thermostat to 68 Degrees
The closer your thermostat is to 68 degrees, the less strain you’ll put on your heating system (the bigger the difference the temperature is inside your home than it is outside, the harder your heater has to work). It may seem chilly, but we promise this temp is comfortable for the fall months, and if you feel like you need to turn the heat up as soon as you get home from spending time outside in the cold—don’t. You’ll pay for it when the utility bills come. Just throw on some blankets or an extra-warm sweatshirt!
Additionally, keeping your home too warm can increase humidity levels (yes, there can be humidity even in the fall and winter!), therefore causing air quality issues and sometimes problems with HVAC efficiency.
At night when you’re sleeping and when you’re away from your home, you can save even more money by turning the thermostat temperature down even more. A smart thermostat is the best way to create optimal temperature settings within your home based on your own daily schedule, local weather conditions, home zones, heating and cooling needs, etc.
Stay comfortable out there folks!
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