Ideal Thermostat Settings for Every Season
As important as it is for setting the right temperature on your thermostat each season to save money, you are actually helping to preserve the limited resources we all share.
Even a change in your thermostat of a couple degrees each day can have a huge positive impact on the number of resources needed to supply you that energy.
If you do not have one already, contact your local HVAC repair company and have a programmable thermostat installed. It will remove any guesswork in the process, it is basically a set-it and forget-it device.
Thermostat Temperature Summer Setting
During the hot summer months, raise the temperature in the house by setting the thermostat to 78 or 79 degrees. To help keep the interior cooler, run ceiling fans in the hottest rooms to circulate the air evenly.
Close curtains and blinds in the rooms where the sunlight can enter, it will cool the room by as much as 10 degrees during the hottest times of the afternoon.
Thermostat Temperature Fall Setting
As the fall season approaches, don't worry too much about changing the reading on the thermostat. There are going to be plenty of Indian summer days to follow, and leaving the settings in place from summer will ensure the house is cool when that unexpected heat wave strikes. These heat blasts usually only last a few days, so no need to get overly concerned.
Thermostat Temperature Winter Setting
Turn the switch on your thermostat to the heat setting, drop the temperature to 67 or 68 degrees, and you are ready for the cold winds of winter to arrive. If you feel a chill during the daytime, put on a flannel shirt or long sleeve tee shirt.
During the evening you can drop the temperature a few more degrees since you will be toasty warm under blankets and the comforter. The programmable thermostat will turn the heat up higher an hour before you awake so the house is warm for you.
Thermostat Temperature Spring Setting
Just like fall, when the spring season arrives you can leave the thermostat at the same setting as in winter. Each day the weather will be warming outside, but occasionally a cold burst will happen and the heat will need to kick on.
Leave the thermostat as is until summer, where you can switch the heat to cool setting and start over.
Trying to figure out the best thermostat setting for your Greenwood home? Call Johnson Heating & Cooling at (317) 881-7738, and we'll be happy to assist you.