During this time, one of the most common questions is what should I set my thermostat at. It is difficult to be able to please everyone but it is also very easy for the residents inside the home to add layers in order to save energy and money on heating costs. Utility bills are high so most homeowners are looking for ways to save a few extra dollars on bills.
Many Americans leave their thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter to stay toasty warm from those frigid temperatures. To keep the pipes from freezing professionals recommend that the temperature stay between 58 and 62 degrees. But for just eight hours or so a day, you can leave the thermostat at 50 to 55 degrees, especially if your home gets hit with direct sunlight to increase the temperature inside the home naturally.
If the residents inside your home are cold, it would be better to add an extra layer of clothes or cover under a blanket to stay warmer. This will allow the homeowner to keep the temperature inside the home down and still save money on the utility bill. Oftentimes a homeowner will run their heater at a high temperature for comfort and then freak out when they receive their heating bill.
No homeowner like to pay high utility costs. To keep costs low this winter takes different steps to stay warm before turning to the heating system for heat. By setting the temperature at a few degrees lower each day, the savings will be beneficial. The best way to manage the temperature while you are away is with a programmable thermostat. You will be able to set the temperature to what is desired at specific times of the day.
Now with technology, there are various smart thermostats that come with apps for your phone to manage the thermostat even while you are away. The way to keep your energy costs low this winter is to rely on what the thermostat temperature is set at.