As a homeowner, finding ways to conserve energy (and save money) is essential. And believe it or not, your thermostat can go a long way toward doing just that. In our blog, the home comfort experts at New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning ask and answer one simple question: Is your thermostat costing you energy? Discover our take below and call us at 262-784-8889 for service.
The Trick to Thermostat Energy Savings
It’s a question we get all the time: What should you set your thermostat at in the winter? The answer, of course, varies on your comfort level. However, if you’re looking for better energy efficiency, set your temperature to 68 degrees. You can always adjust it if you need to, but keep in mind that for every degree you lower your heat, you can save three percent or more on energy use.
Have a Routine
Leaving your thermostat at a reasonably warm temperature is great for when you’re at home. But if you’re away at work or on vacation, it doesn’t pay to heat an empty house. Lowering the temperature—without turning the heat off completely—while you’re away can help you save big on your energy bill. You can do the same thing at night while you’re asleep for additional savings.
Invest in a Smart or Wi-Fi Thermostat
Today’s thermostats can do almost everything mentioned above—and then some. Using a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can schedule temperature changes on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour basis so you don’t use any more energy than what’s necessary to keep you warm. Smart thermostats can even learn your temperature preferences and habits and create a custom schedule for you. Plus, you can control everything from anywhere, right from your smartphone.
Learn More About Thermostats From Your Friendly Neighborhood HVAC Dealers
New Berlin Heating is committed to your home comfort. From answering your questions on whether your thermostat is costing you energy to helping you find other ways to save, we’re here for you.