tips for changing your thermostat

Tips for Changing Your Thermostat With The Seasons

As the seasons change, so does the temperature outside and inside our homes. It’s important to adjust your thermostat settings accordingly to maintain comfort and conserve energy. Here are some useful tips for changing your thermostat with the seasons:

Winter: Stay Warm Efficiently

Lower Temperature When Away: During the winter months, lower your thermostat to around 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you are home and set it down by 7-10 degrees when you’re asleep or away from home.

Use a Programmable Thermostat: A programmable thermostat can make these adjustments automatically.

Maintenance: Ensure your heating system is serviced before the winter season starts.

Summer: Keep Cool Without Overuse

Increase Temperature When Away: In the summer, keep your thermostat setting closer to the outside temperature when you’re not at home.

Avoid Setting Too Low: Don’t set your thermostat too low; it doesn’t cool your home any faster and could lead to unnecessary expense.

Fans: Use fans to circulate air and feel cooler without having to adjust your thermostat.

Spring and Fall: The Transition Seasons

Adjust Gradually: During spring and fall, adjust your thermostat gradually in step with the outside temperature.

Open Windows: Take advantage of milder temperatures to turn off climate control and open windows.

Update Settings as Needed: Weather can be unpredictable in these seasons, so be prepared to tweak your thermostat settings as necessary.

General Tips for All Seasons

Insulation: Proper insulation will help maintain your desired temperature in all seasons.

Curtains and Blinds: Utilize curtains and blinds to either insulate against cold or block out heat from the sun.

Thermostat Location: Make sure your thermostat is located away from drafts, direct sunlight, and any other factors that may give an inaccurate reading.

Regular Checks: Regularly check your thermostat’s batteries and functionality to ensure it’s working properly.

By utilizing these tips, you can create a comfortable living environment in your home, regardless of what Mother Nature has in store outside. Plus, you’ll likely see savings in your energy bills as a result of using your thermostat wisely!

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