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What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

Having comfortable heating and cooling in Mobile, AL, year-round seems like a fantastic deal. But really, how can you maintain a comfy home while controlling energy costs?

Enjoying a cozy home when it’s cold isn’t as difficult as you may think. But on occasion you might have to have expert assistance if you’re experiencing hot and cold spots. Or if your furnace doesn’t heat like it used to.

If you’re going through comfort problems or seeking furnace repair, the heating and cooling professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can help. Get in touch with us at 251-471-2674 to set up an appointment today.

In the meantime, here are a few ideas on how to set your thermostat during the cooler months.

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Decrease Settings When You Leave

Decreasing the thermostat 10–15 degrees while you’re away can save 5–15% on your energy expenses, according to the Department of Energy. If your home is empty throughout the day, this is a great approach to limit costs. And when you think about what only 5% could do for your heating expenses, that can make a major difference!

Turn Down the Setting When You Sleep

You can also decrease the temp before you fall asleep. It surprisingly benefits more than merely your gas bills! The ideal temperature for going to bed is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body cools down naturally to help you fall asleep, so keeping your room cool could help you go to sleep faster.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

One thing to think about if you don’t already have it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to walk over to the thermostat to adjust it. In actuality, you can adjust it from just about any location with your web-enabled device. A Wi-Fi thermostat also picks up on your family’s routine and intuitively adjusts the temperature to help you save more on energy costs.

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Even if you don’t make major modifications to your thermostat, a little change can impact your energy bills.

While you are getting your thermostat under control, there are a few other things to consider during the heating season.

  • Schedule an appointment for routine furnace maintenance. Heating service double-checks everything is running appropriately and may help make your heating system more efficient.
  • Inspect your filtration. If you don’t see light through it, you’re due to get a new one.

Both of these items will help make sure your furnace is in peak form to keep your home warm.

If you want to ask about installing a smart thermostat or have heating concerns, get in touch with the pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to get great advice. You can contact us at 251-471-2674 or request an appointment online.

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