It can be tricky to balance comfort and cost, especially when it comes to utilities. There are many ways to optimize your heating system and keep bills low. Setting your thermostat at just the right temperature can ensure you stay warm and comfortable while saving money. Here a few tips and tricks to optimize your thermostat for freezing temperatures:
Optimize your thermostat setting
Lowering the temperature in the winter will decrease your fees. However, it can be challenging to find the right balance. Too low, and you will be walking around the house wrapped in blankets. Too high, and it will cost you. So, what’s the magic number? According to energy.gov, 68 degrees Fahrenheit is the perfect setting. It is the lowest comfortable temperature you can have in your home. You can also lower the temperature while you’re away or asleep to cut costs.
Utilize a programmable thermostat
If you don’t have one already, installing a programmable thermostat can be a great way to make sure the house is always at a comfortable temperature for you. By setting different temperatures for different rooms, including the basement and bedrooms, a programmable thermostat allows you to schedule heating and cooling. You can program different temperatures for when you are asleep, awake, or not in the house. This flexibility allows you to keep temperatures low when you don’t need heating yet still come back to a warm home. You don’t have to keep coming back to the thermostat to change the temperature; a programmable thermostat will do the work for you.
Optimize temperatures for different rooms
If you have multiple thermostats in your house, it can be beneficial to have varying temperatures for each. Basements are naturally cooler, which can be a good thing in the summer, but not so much when the weather gets chillier. Your basement, depending on if it’s insulated, can be between 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. According to sleepfoundation.org, a cool bedroom temperature is one of the most critical factors in getting a good night’s sleep, so around 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit is the best temperature.
Schedule a heating maintenance inspection
In the winter, your heating system is heavily relied on. Lowery Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning wants to ensure your heating system receives its proper maintenance. You can’t neglect your heating system maintenance and expect it to work year-round. If you want to keep the warm comfort of your home for years to come, it’s important to make annual heater maintenance a priority. Contact us for all your Lubbock heating system needs!