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What’s the “Right” Temperature for your Home

What’s the “Right” Temperature for your Home

For most Americans the ideal indoor temperature is  between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, during the day. At night, the desired temperature drops 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Clearly, the temperature of your home will impact your comfort, but it will also influence your utility bill and carbon footprint. The “right” temperature of your home is bound to vary, making it tricky to know what to set your thermostat to.  In this article, Right Away Heating will consider season, building occupancy, and cost as factors of determining the “right” temperature for your home.

Season

Depending on where you live and the time of the year, the temperature of your home will vary considerably. During the winter, we encourage our customers to set their thermostat to the lower end, if they are trying to reduce energy bills and their  environmental impact. During the summer months, we offer the opposite advice, and encourage customers to tolerate the heat. Of course, some people are willing to sacrifice the extra cost for a more temperate environment.

Empty Home or Office

Another way to keeps costs low is by reducing your HVAC use when your home or office is empty. There is no need to waste valuable energy on an unoccupied building. This tip is especially helpful for people who own a large, commercial space. We recommend setting your thermostat 5 degrees higher than your ideal temperature during the summer months, and 5 degrees lower during the winter. Also, turn your system completely off if you are planning to be gone longer than 24-hours. If the outside temperature is below freezing, keep your heat on its lowest setting, or your risk frozen pipes and other problems.

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is a fantastic investment if you wish to have optimal control over your HVAC system. We encourage nearly every commercial space to purchase this sort of thermostat, but they are a great option for residences too. Remove the trouble of manually pressing a button each time you want to change the temperature in your home or office. Programmable thermostats come in a variety of different designs, choose a thermostat that fits your aesthetic. More advanced models will allow you to control the temperature of different rooms and times. A programmable thermostat is a great option for offices, because you can avoid wasting energy when the office is empty.

At Right Away Heating, we want to help our customers stay in budget. One of the best ways to do this is by planning HVAC repairs in advance. Before purchasing a new air conditioner, consider time of the year, special deals, and previous investments. Right Away Heating will help you get the most for your money, you can rely on us. Reach Right Away Heating at: 720-646-1962. We look forward to working with you!

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