What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

February 14, 2020

Maintaining cozy heating and cooling in Norco and St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, all year sounds like a great approach. But really, how can you maintain a comfy home while controlling energy costs?

Having a cozy home when it’s cold isn’t as hard as you may think. But on occasion you may require professional help if you’re finding hot and cold areas. Or if your equipment doesn’t provide comfort like it used to.

If you’re going through comfort trouble or are looking for furnace repair, the heating and cooling pros at Mayeuxs AC & Heating can help. Get in touch with us at (985) 764-2426 to request an appointment now.

In the interim, here are a couple of ideas on how to set your thermostat during the cooler months.


Lower Temps When You Leave

Lowering the thermostat 10–15 degrees while you’re out for the day can save 5–15% on your utility expenses, according to the Department of Energy. If your house is unoccupied during the day, this is a good method to decrease expenses. And when you contemplate what just 5% could do for your energy costs, that can make a major difference!

Turn Down the Setting for Sleeping

You can also turn down the setting before you fall asleep. It even benefits more than just your heating expenses! A good temperature for falling asleep is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body gets colder naturally to aid in sleeping, so keeping your bedroom lower could help you go to sleep more quickly.

Buy a Smart Thermostat

One idea to consider if you don’t already have it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to go over to the thermostat to change it. In actuality, you can change it from nearly any location with your phone. A Wi-Fi thermostat also learns your household schedule and automatically lowers or raises the temp to help you save more on utilities.

Have a Cozier Residence with Support from the Heating and Cooling Pros

Even if you don’t make big changes to your temp, a tiny modification can benefit your heating bills.

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

  • Schedule an appointment for regular furnace maintenance. Heating service makes sure your equipment is operating like it should and may help make your furnace more efficient.
  • Take a look at your filtration. If you don’t view light through it, you need to get a new one.

Both of these steps will help confirm your heating system is in peak form to keep your house warm.

If you need help putting in a smart thermostat or have heating problems, get in touch with the experts at Mayeuxs AC & Heating to receive great guidance. You can get in touch with us at (985) 764-2426 or request an appointment online.