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.
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.
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.
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:
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.