Finding The Most Efficient Thermostat Setting This Winter 0

Posted on 8, November 2011

in Category Blog

One of the most effective ways to reduce heating costs this winter is by adjusting a thermostat to a lower temperature to achieve optimal cost savings on your power bill. Not only can this effort help in reducing your monthly utility bill, but with advances in heating and cooling technology over the last several years, it’s easier than you may think to stay on top of finding the right thermostat setting to keep you and your family comfortable during the winter.

Setting the thermostat to 65 degrees during cold winter months can help save up to 30% a month off an electric or gas bill. For some homeowners, it’s possible to set a thermostat even lower. By using sweaters or extra blankets during the winter, it’s possible to live comfortably in a home with a thermostat set at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s still important to keep your home temperature comfortable and above freezing, it’s also possible to save up to 65% off your monthly heating bill dependent upon your preference for staying warm vs. saving on energy costs.

Another great way to save on heating costs is by using a thermostat with a motion detector. Many hotel rooms and rental condos use thermostats with a motion detector: the heating system is only active when the thermostat detects that someone is in the room. A thermostat with a motion detector has a ‘base’ temperature, to prevent an excessively warm or cool temperature in a home. When the motion detector senses the presence of a person, it switches to a ‘comfort’ mode, providing additional heating and cooling as needed. 

At Roscoe Brown Heating & Cooling we believe it’s possible to enjoy a comfortable home climate at any time of the year, while still saving money. By having your furnace set at an optimal temperature, or having it run at specific times of the day when it is needed most, it’s possible to prevent unnecessary energy expenditures. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you reduce your monthly electric bill and one of our trusted representatives will be happy to assist in answering any questions you might have.