Helpful Tips To Ensure Your Thermostat Is Programmed Right
Your home’s thermostat is what ensures your home’s HVAC system operates at maximum efficiency. Whether you opt for a simplified thermostat that allows you to turn the system on and off, or want a more efficient, smart thermostat you can control from your smartphone, Royal Air will be able to help. Regardless of the type of thermostat you have it is important to understand it’s function and how to properly use is to ensure optimum comfort while saving energy.
Here are a few thermostat programing tips:
- During the Day When You are Home: If you are at home, aim for 68 degrees Fahrenheit to begin with during the day and go up to 72 degrees. The closer you get to 72 degrees, the more energy you will consume.
- When You are Gone During the Day: When you are away for the day and the house is vacant, drop the interior temperatures between 62 and 66 degrees. This temperature avoids any freezing issues in the winter and ensures your furnace does not work overtime to heat the house back up when you return.
- When You are Home in the Evening or at Night: It is always a good idea to dd more blankets but if you opt to rely more on your furnace you may have to experiment as there are many factors that come into play (blankets, mattress type, etc). While there is no standard temperature, aim for a settings lower than the temperature you would use during the day while at home. You can start at 68 degrees and try lowering it by a degree or two every night until you find what you are comfortable with.
- Away for Extended Periods: Going on vacation? Maybe you will be out for the holidays and your home vacant for a few days in a row? In the winter, you can lower your thermostat between 55 and 60 degrees. Going below 55 degrees puts your home at risk for frozen pipes; therefore, do not let the interior setting dip below that mark.
Thermostat technology has changed over the past decade; so, if you feel your home’s thermostat is dated you may want to consider installing a newer smart thermostat that lets you access and monitor your home’s temperature settings regardless of where you are, as long as you have Internet access.
For HVAC maintenance or to discuss your thermostat options give Royal Air a call at (732)409-3322 or contact us online.