It’s not too chilly yet in Cincinnati, but soon it will be! Heating any home or building can be expensive, especially if you’re not using efficient settings. Find out how to set your thermostat for optimal comfort and maximum energy efficiency throughout the winter season.
During the day
During daytime hours when everyone is home or your business is occupied, you can keep everyone comfortable without wasting energy. Keep the thermostat set at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature setting will help you save money and keep occupants cozy.
When everyone home is sleeping, set back your thermostat to generate savings. The body is comfortable sleeping at temperatures between 62 and 66 degrees, so you need not keep the home as warm as you do in the day for comfort. This setback over eight hours or more will generate 1 percent energy savings for every degree your thermostat is turned down.
If your business is unoccupied overnight, turn back the thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees to generate substantial savings. This temperature will keep contents protected, and still allow for a quick warmup when work hours begin again. With this setback overnight, you could cut 10 to 15 percent off your heating costs.
Make savings easy
A programmable thermostat is a great tool which will make setting back temperatures easy. You can program scheduled temperature changes, and the thermostat will adjust automatically. This way, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to set back the thermostat and wasting energy.
Programmable thermostats are available with multiple temperature scheduling options, so you can find the best fit for the schedule of your household or your business.
Stay comfortable all winter long with a new programmable thermostat for your Cincinnati home or business, installed by Nelson Comfort! Contact us today to learn about the thermostat models available.