What Temperature Should I Keep My Thermostat on to Save Money?

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Are you ready for the colder weather?

Fall has arrived, and winter is on its way. That means you can expect a drop in the outdoor temperature here in Layton and throughout Utah.

Set your thermostat to the best possible temperature to keep your furnace running efficiently while you remain as comfortable as possible and even save some money!

Our Just Right Heating & Cooling professionals are here with the recommendations and products you need to improve your level of comfort at home during any season. We are your top source for providing effective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions.

Setting Your Thermostat

Planning on traveling soon for the holidays? Or will you be spending more time at home?

You will want to adjust the temperature accordingly!

You should lower your temperature before you leave for a long trip, and think carefully about how much you want to reduce it when you leave to run a quick errand.

But what is the best temperature to set on your thermostat?

ENERGY STAR® recommends setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you will be inside your home so you can enjoy comfort and optimal energy efficiency. Lowering the temperature to this degree allows your system to operate efficiently without using too much energy, overworking itself, or causing a disruption to your comfort.

At night, drop the temperature on your thermostat even lower by about 10 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit so you can save even more money. If you get cold, it’s easier to keep warm at night—all you need is some extra layers of clothing and blankets.

How Does Adjusting Your Thermostat Save You Money?

The higher you set the temperature on your thermostat, the harder your furnace will work to reach that temperature, which means more energy will be used.

When the temperature is lower, your furnace won’t use as much energy to keep you and your home warm, helping to stabilize energy use and costs.

The more efficient your furnace is, the more money you can save on your heating costs.

Should I Add a Programmable or Smart Thermostat?

Does adjusting your thermostat throughout the day and according to your plans seem overwhelming? Keep it simple by installing a programmable or smart thermostat!

A programmable thermostat allows you to set your own custom schedule. It takes the guesswork out of adjusting your thermostat and can help you save about $180 annually when you make the switch from a traditional thermostat, according to ENERGY STAR.

Smart thermostats learn and adapt to your schedule for you! That means your smart thermostat will adjust the temperature in your home according to your routine, maximizing your energy cost savings. Upgrade to a smart thermostat this season to enjoy these great features.

Join Our Comfort Rewards Program

Looking for even greater comfort? Become a member of our Comfort Rewards Program to ensure you receive the recommended number of annual furnace maintenance visits and support the healthy and efficient operation of your system.

You can expect our Just Right Heating & Cooling professionals to clean your equipment, lubricate all moving parts, and ensure your system is operating at peak capacity. You will also receive additional perks when you sign up, including service reminders, discounts on repairs, and warranties on parts and labor. Speak with our experts to sign up today!

We Are Here for All Your Heating Needs

Whether you want to upgrade the thermostat in your Layton, UT, home or are ready for a furnace tune-up, our Just Right Heating & Cooling professionals are here to help. Call us today at 801-302-1154 or request service online.

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