How To Decide If it is Time to Turn On The Heat
The weather in the Fall can be tricky. The are typically cold and there may even be some signs of frost. However, by lunch time temperatures in the Northeast region can climb with the help of the warmth of the sun. Therefore, many families have a hard time deciding when to turn on the heat for the season.
Here are a few things to consider when deciding to turn on the furnace:
- Indoor Temperatures: The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined standards for healthy indoor temperatures. WHO recommends a minimum indoor temperature of 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit, but if you have children or are a senior 69.8 degrees would be ideal. The average temperatures in NJ range from the low 40s to the high 60s, so this is typically the time many NJ households turn on the furnace for the first time of the season.
- Personal Preference: Some people don’t mind the cold and can easily let temperatures inside their home dip below the WHO recommendations. If you find yourself uncomfortably cold even with extra layers on, it might be time to turn on your furnace. After all, you should not be shivering at home.
- Sleeping Temperatures: Many homeowners will tor on the furnace so that their home is comfortable at night. Having warmer bedding may be a way to save on energy costs but if you still find yourself cold or have young children set the thermostat higher at night and then turn it back down during the day. .
When you are ready to start using your furnace regularly, contact Royal Air for a pre-season inspection and tune-up. We will make sure your furnace is ready for the season so that you can start using it whenever the temperatures seem to be cold enough for you. Give us a call at 732-409-3322 to schedule an appointment.