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What Temperature Should I Keep My HVAC System On During the Winter?

January 25, 2022 | Blog

They say home is where the heart is, and we know you never want a cold heart. At Southern Air Heating and Cooling, we want to make every home have a warm and comfortable heart. As the days get colder, a common question we get is, “What is the right winter temperature setting for my home?”

There are many different factors that will help guide you on how to warm your home. Factors, such as the size of your home, the type of heater you have, and your comfort level can affect what you set your thermostat to. We want to provide you with a few guidelines to help you determine what the ideal winter temperature setting is for you.

Winter Temperature Setting to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

The most energy-efficient setting to have your furnace temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit when home and lower than such when no one is home and at night. This setting may take some getting used to but will help to reduce your energy bill in the winter.

This setting will benefit not only your wallet but also your system. Your system works hard during the winter to keep your house warm. It is important not to overwork your system. If you keep your system at a higher temperature, it will have to work overtime to keep up with that warmer setting; this can create unwanted issues that may need repairs or maintenance to remedy.

One of the most important things to do before the winter is getting a tune-up or inspection of your system. We want to ensure you are well prepared for your winter.

Furnace Temperature Setting for the Most Comfort

In the winter, the most comfortable setting you can set your thermostat is anywhere from 70-73 degrees. This setting will provide you with a warm home while also not overworking your system—anything above 73 degrees to be set with moderation.

One thing that will help save you money is having a smart thermostat or setting a schedule on your machine. During the day, by opening your blinds and curtains, you can let in the natural heat from the sun. While you’re sleeping or away from your home, setting your thermostat lower will save you and your HVAC system, as previously mentioned.

Other Ways to Prepare for the Winter

Along with getting your Baton Rouge tune-up with us, there are a few other things you can do to prepare for the winter. Make sure you have enough blankets and sweaters to keep you warm on colder days. If you are going to use a space heater, keep an eye on it and not use it for long periods. Another great way to ensure a warm winter is to check for any drafts in your home.

One of the best ways to prepare for winter is by giving us a call. Let Southern Air Heating and Cooling be your key to a comfortable winter. We are here to help you with anything you may need, not just in the winter but all year long.

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