What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

February 14, 2020

Having cozy heating and cooling in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, throughout the year appears to be a fantastic plan. But really, how can you maintain a comfy home while controlling energy costs?

Having a cozy home when it’s cold isn’t as hard as you may think. But sometimes you might have to have specialized assistance if you’re having hot and cold spots. Or if your system doesn’t heat like it once did.

If you’re having comfort trouble or are looking for furnace repair, the heating and cooling experts at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC can help. Contact us at 715-318-6728 to set up an appointment now.

In the interim, here are a couple of ideas on how to manage your thermostat during the winter.


Decrease Temperatures When You Go Out

Decreasing the thermostat 10–15 degrees while you’re out for the day can save 5–15% on your heating expenses, according to the Department of Energy. If your residence is empty during the day, this is a good approach to decrease expenses. And when you consider what even 5% could do for your energy expenses, that can make a major difference!

Turn Down the Setting for Sleeping

You can also lower the setting before you go to sleep. It even benefits more than merely your utility bills! A good temperature for going to sleep is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body gets colder naturally to aid in sleeping, so keeping your room lower could help you fall asleep more easily.

Buy a Smart Thermostat

One point to consider if you don’t already use it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to walk over to the thermostat to adjust it. In reality, you can change it from just about anywhere with your smartphone. A Wi-Fi thermostat also adjusts to your family’s schedule and intuitively changes the temp to help you save more on utilities.

Have a Cozier Home with Support from the Heating and Cooling Pros

Even if you don’t make big adjustments to your thermostat, a small change can impact your utility costs.

While you are managing your thermostat, there are a couple other things to consider during the heating season.

  • Request an appointment for annual furnace maintenance. Heating service ensures your system is operating properly and may help make your furnace more efficient.
  • Take a look at your filtration. If you don’t notice light through it, it’s time to buy a new one.

Both of these items will help ensure your heater is in top shape to keep your home comfy.

If you need help putting in a smart thermostat or have heating problems, talk to the professionals at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC to get top-notch guidance. You can call us at 715-318-6728 or request an appointment online.