“What temperature should I set my thermostat?” is the age-old question that all homeowners face. The good news is that this question can be easily answered after taking a few things into consideration. The temperature of your home can be a point of disagreement, especially within families. While it may be difficult to agree on the “perfect” temperature, we’ve developed this guide of top tips for keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient all year long.
Spring and Summer
As spring and summer arrive and temperatures rise, it’s important that your home is cool and comfortable. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78F while at home during warmer months. 78F has been shown to be the ideal temperature for both comfort and energy efficiency.
Fall and Winter
During fall and winter, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 68F while at home. While you may want to raise the temperature on your thermostat during these cooler months, 68F has been shown to save on energy bills and keep your home comfortable.
Temperature Settings While Away
When you are away from your home, it’s tricky to know what temperature to set your thermostat to. Keeping your thermostat at the same setting is not ideal for energy efficiency. During the spring and summer, it is recommended that you turn your thermostat up 7-10F while away to save energy and save money on your energy bill. Raising your thermostat while you’re away helps prevent hot air from entering, making it easier to cool your home once you return. During fall and winter, it is recommended that you turn your thermostat down 7-10F. Similarly, lowering your thermostat while you’re away helps prevent cold air outside from entering, making it easier to warm up your home once you return. Adjusting your thermostat 7-10F accordingly can lead to a 10% savings each year on your energy bill!
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Investing in a smart thermostat is a great way to gain better control over the temperature of your home all year long. These thermostats are fully programmable and connect to your mobile devices, allowing you to have full control over the thermostat from anywhere, at any time. Smart thermostats are great investments for people who travel often, families, and for anyone who needs more detailed control over the temperature of their home when they aren’t there. At Carolina Comfort Air, we offer a wide selection of smart thermostats that help save on energy bills and lead to a more efficient HVAC system.
Are you tired of manually adjusting your thermostat? Schedule an appointment today with Carolina Comfort Air to learn about our smart thermostat offerings, and see how our team can solve your HVAC worries!