What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

February 14, 2020

Having comfortable heating and cooling in Tucson, Arizona, all year appears to be a fantastic plan. But really, how can you keep your home cozy while controlling energy costs?

Keeping your home cozy when it’s cold isn’t as hard as you may think. But at times you could need specialized support if you’re experiencing hot and cold spots. Or if your system doesn’t provide comfort like it used to.

If you’re having comfort issues or seeking furnace repair, the heating and cooling pros at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC can help. Contact us at 520-200-1048 to set up an appointment right away.

In the interim, here are some suggestions on how to handle your thermostat while it’s colder.


Adjust Temps When You Leave

Lowering the thermostat 10–15 degrees while you’re gone can save 5–15% on your utility costs, according to the Department of Energy. If your home sits empty during the day, this is a good approach to decrease expenses. And when you contemplate what even 5% could do for your heating costs, that can make a major difference!

Lower Temperatures Why You Sleep

You can also lower the temp before you go to bed. It even benefits more than merely your energy costs! A good temperature for going to sleep is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body cools down naturally to help you sleep, so keeping your sleeping area cool could help you go to sleep faster.

Purchase a Smart Thermostat

One point to think over if you don’t already use it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to go over to the thermostat to change it. In fact, you can adjust it from almost anywhere with your phone. A Wi-Fi thermostat also adjusts to your household day-to-day activities and intuitively lowers or raises the temperature to help you save more on energy costs.

Relax in a Comfier Home with Support from the Heating and Cooling Professionals

Even if you don’t make extreme adjustments to your temperature, a small modification can help lower your gas costs.

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

  • Schedule an appointment for routine furnace maintenance. Heating service makes sure everything is operating properly and could help make your heater more efficient.
  • Check your air filter. If you don’t see light through it, you need to get a new one.

Both of these steps will help confirm your furnace is in peak shape to keep your residence warm.

If you want to ask about putting in a smart thermostat or have furnace problems, contact the experts at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC to receive great advice. You can contact us at 520-200-1048 or request an appointment online.