Thermostat Settings for Every Season | TF Complete

Thermostat Settings for Every Season

Get the most efficient heating and cooling from your HVAC equipment.

thermostat settings  Medfield, ma Twelve-month home comfort isn’t accomplished with one piece of equipment. You can keep your home warm with a boiler, furnace or heat pump and cool with central A/C or ductless mini-splits. As you might imagine, there are plenty of system combinations and lots of additional hardware (plumbing, ductwork, electrical circuitry) that supports them.

At TF Complete Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on having the training, experience and adaptability to ensure efficient year-round comfort for families in Worcester and Middlesex counties. One product that has an outsized effect on your energy bills is one you might not be thinking of: your thermostat.

With careful thermostat settings, you can considerably lower your energy expenses without sacrificing an iota of comfort. Here are some tips to help.

Thermostat Settings for Warmer Months

Customers frequently ask us if there is an ideal thermostat temperature for hot days. We’ve found that 78 degrees Fahrenheit typically balances comfort and energy efficiency. This may seem a little high to you, and if the house feels too warm, you can adjust a degree or two. It’s also a good idea to run ceiling fans in your home. Moving the air around can make rooms feel cooler, even if the thermostat is higher.

Thermostat Settings of Colder Months

For late fall and winter, you can minimize the fuel your boiler or furnace uses by setting your heat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake. This setting prevents your heating system from cycling too often and lowers your winter energy costs.

Year-Round Thermostat Tips

The U.S. Department of Energy advises that turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees from its standard setting for 8 hours a day can save you up to 10 percent on annual heating and cooling expenses . Here are some tips to enjoy these year-round energy savings:

  1. Install a programmable thermostat to schedule these temperature changes when you’re asleep or out of the house. You could go a step further and invest in a smart thermostat that makes temperature adjustments when you aren’t around.
  2. Avoid touching the thermostat outside of these pre-scheduled adjustments. Constantly raising and lowering the temperature will make your heating equipment work harder and increase your fuel consumption.
  3. For the most accurate thermostat settings, place your thermostat on an interior wall near the center of your home in a room people often use.
  4. Use the sun to your advantage. Keep your blinds closed during the day in the summer to prevent sunlight from heating up your home. During the winter, let the sunshine in!

Tom Fricker Can Lower Your Energy Bills.

Home heating and cooling can account for over half of your home’s energy use. With TF Complete Heating & Cooling as your HVAC partner, we can ensure you stay comfortable for less. Our licensed technicians can service your HVAC equipment so that it runs for less money. And when you enroll in one of our service plans , your annual maintenance visit is free!

Contact us if you want to explore more ways to lower your heating and cooling bills.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.