Your HVAC system is an important part of helping maintain home comfort. Without these systems installed in place, the extreme seasonal temperatures become unbearable. Your thermostat helps you set and maintain temperatures inside your home that keep you and your family comfortable. Below, we will discuss how you can use your thermostat to adapt to changing temperatures.
How to Set Your Thermostat to Adapt to all Seasons
Are the temperatures outside all over the charts? Here’s how to set your thermostat to adapt to all seasons and save energy:
Adjusting Thermostat in Spring and Summer
During summers, the ideal temperature of the body is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat should be set in a way that the cooling costs are reduced and the temperatures are maintained. While many people like their homes to be cool to provide respite from the hot humid outside environment, it is advisable to maintain the temperatures a few degrees higher than you would normally want.
Though this will most likely not make much of a difference in your home temperature, a few degrees higher temperature can significantly reduce your cooling costs because the closer your indoor temperature is to the outdoor temperature, the less your HVAC system has to work. By reducing the stress put on your HVAC system, you not only reduce energy usage and costs, but can help promote a longer life for your HVAC system.
Adjusting Thermostat for Fall or Winter
In winters, the freezing outside temperatures require the use of home heaters to keep the home warm. Just as you would adjust the thermostat a few degrees warmer in summers, you should do the same in winters by keeping the temperatures a few degrees cooler. This will save a significant amount of money on your electricity bill and help to conserve energy.
You can also make simple changes to help make your home more comfortable in winter without touching the thermostat. One way is to open your blinds to let more sunlight in, which can help heat up your home a bit. If you have a fireplace, you might utilize this when you are relaxing at home, helping bring the temperature up without using your HVAC unit. You may also want to check your insulation to make sure that it is adequate. Poor insulation can cause heat loss, which wastes energy and makes your HVAC unit work harder than it needs to.
Smart thermostats can help you adjust temperatures in your home to maintain home comfort and save energy no matter what the season. These smart devices learn your habits and preferences, helping you adjust the thermostat even when you are not home. The best part is that you can control these devices right from your smartphone, allowing you to adjust your thermostat even when you are at the office.
Using a smart thermostat to adjust temperatures when you are not home will help you save energy. Rather than keeping your home at an ideal temperature all day, raise or lower the temperature when you are not home to save energy. Then use your phone to adjust the temperature before you arrive home.
Are you looking for more ways to keep your home comfortable during seasonal changes? Contact us today for any questions or concerns that you may have about maintaining home comfort year round.