October 2014

How you set the thermostat in your home is an extremely personal decision and one that is mainly based on your comfort. After all, if you are like most of us, you want to live in a home that is not too hot or too cold. However, if you set your thermostat too high in the winter, it may cause you to spend much more on your heating bill than you prefer.

However, with a few tips, you can be comfortable and warm in your home all winter, while not seeing a hike in your utility costs.

  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you are awake. We are more active during the day, and thus we create more internal heat and need less external heat. Also, if you decide to take a nap during the day or to relax in your favorite chair and read a book, simply cover up with a cozy blanket instead of turning up the thermostat.
  • When you are not home or not home sleeping, you should set your thermostat to 58 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Turn your thermostat back between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of at least eight hours each day. According to the United States Department of Energy, this will help you save between 10% and 15% off your utility bill.

Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, an industry leader in the central Ohio area, offers all types of programmable thermostats along with professional services that put your home into money-saving mode when it comes to energy costs. From heating and cooling services to selling, installing, and repairing air conditioners, heat pumps, water filters, whole house humidifiers, and more, we specialize in comfort. Give us a call today to learn more about the endless comfort you can feel in your home, and don’t forget to follow these tips to save money on your next energy bill.