What Temperature Should You Set Your Thermostat on During the Winter?

We may live in Florida, but we’re not immune to the crisp nights and frosty mornings which can accompany the winter months. So how can we best equip ourselves for the winter months ahead?

Is anyone home? The answer to that question may help you better determine how to set your temperature for both ideal comfort and optimal cost-savings. Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to ten percent on your energy bills just by kicking back that thermostat by seven degrees for eight hours a day? That’s the average timespan of a normal workday, when most of us aren’t home anyway.

Let’s face it, when we are home, most of us like our temps set to at least 68 to 72 degrees to keep all those noses and toes warm, but what about when we’re at work or running errands? Additionally, during the night, when you’re tucked inside a cozy comforter, turning the heat down can actually be more comfortable and add to the aforementioned utility bill cost savings. Natural lighting from the sun can help heat your home as well. So, you may want to open your curtains during the daylight hours to let in all those warm sun rays. 

The thermostat you choose, where it is placed, dirty air filters, leaky ductwork and a poorly operating heating system can all add to insufficient heating. To get and keep your heating system operating up to snuff, call the heating professionals at Anderson Performance Heat & Air – 386-402-7828.