Your Thermostat Guide for a Texas Winter
The cold has set back in, and winter is upon us, which means your home's heating system will be in demand! Even with mild temperatures, finding the right setting for your thermostat can be challenging because some days are colder than others. Finding a solution that keeps you comfortable and reduces energy waste is critical, so Smart A/C Services has you covered with this helpful thermostat guide.
Two Important Considerations
Understanding the importance of setting the thermostat comes down to two factors.
- Your home’s heat gain or loss will slow down the closer indoor and outdoor temperatures are in conjunction with one another. This means that cranking up the heat too much can make it leave the house quicker, and the same principle applies to the air conditioner because it can cause the heat to move into the house more quickly. So, choosing not to use extremely high or low settings on your thermostat will make a difference.
- It's also good to remember that you will not get faster results when you pick extremely low or high settings. All cranking up the heat or A/C does is tell the unit to run for longer, so staying focused on a steadier temperature will work in your favor by creating more energy efficiency.
If the Heat is Turned on
While it might be tempting to turn the heat up to 75 or 80 degrees in your home, this can be excessive and cause overheating, which will reflect on your monthly bill. If Americans reduced their thermostats between 7 and 10 degrees for 8 hours a day, this could help them save up to 10% on their energy costs. And while the perfect room temperature varies from person to person, the optimal setting is between 66 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Know When to Make Adjustments to the Temperature
When you adjust, the thermostat will also make a difference, and typically you will be running the heat from October till around April. This means you want to begin increasing the temperature as late as possible in the season and stop as soon as possible.
Most households in the United States don't adjust the thermostat to fluctuate at different points during the daytime, and choosing to heat an empty room or leave it at higher temperatures overnight can increase your heating bill and waste energy. And while keeping the thermostat between 66 and 68 while you are home is the most efficient temperature, it is recommended to lower the thermostat to between 62 and 66 at night.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are ideal for households who travel a lot or forget to change the temperature settings. They are primarily available as a Wi-Fi device and can be programmed to automatically adjust the settings in your home, meaning more conservation and lower energy bills.
Smart A/C Services, Your Trusted Name for Repair and Installation in Texas
Staying on top of energy efficiency can reduce energy waste and keep more money in your pockets each month, and when you need professional heating services, Smart A/C Services has you covered. Our company is a top-rated provider specializing in HVAC services, from air duct cleaning to A/C repair in Texas.
Keeping your home comfortable is our priority, so call us at 832-439-0758 or message us online for your free estimate today.