Fall HVAC Thermostat Scheduling for Maximum Savings
Tips from Your HVAC Team in PA
Fall weather can be confusing; too hot, too cold, or somewhere in between? Some days are hot enough for the air conditioner while others are chilly requiring you to turn on the furnace. This means constantly adjusting your manual thermostat to stay comfortable. However, extreme fluctuations in temperature settings typically result in higher energy usage. A programmable thermostat, on the other hand, reduces your effort and utility bills. The HVAC specialists at Comfort Solutions share valuable tips to improve your home comfort and maximize energy savings.
Money-Saving Fall and Winter Thermostat Programing Tips
- Temperature: The recommended temperature setting for fall and winter is around 68˚F. It is both comfortable and cost-efficient. While this might feel a little cool after the warm summer, give your body time to adjust instead of turning up the heat.
- Fan: Should you set it to ‘on’ or ‘auto’? For energy savings, switch it to ‘auto’ mode. Keeping the fan on makes it run continuously, which means more energy usage and wear on parts.
- Schedule: Creating a schedule based on occupancy and time of day can provide considerable energy savings without impacting your comfort. For example, if the house is empty for most of the day because the kids are in school and you are at work, you can lower the temperature during that time. Studies show that reducing indoor temperatures for around 8 hours delivers around 1% of savings for each degree. Energy.gov also refutes the common misconception that furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners work harder to return to comfortable temperatures after thermostat adjustments.
Your home’s thermostat is as important as your furnace and air conditioner. Upgrading it could lower your heating and cooling bills. At Comfort Solutions HVAC, we have a range of products from leading brands to meet your needs. Whether you want smart technology you can control from your cell phone or a traditional non-programmable one, we can help you find and install the right thermostat for your home. Our N.A.T.E. Certified technicians are committed to keeping you comfortable while optimizing your energy savings.
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Call us at 610-438-9300 for your thermostat installation appointment or request an estimate online.