Finally, cooler fall temperatures have arrived in the Valley of the Sun. Welcome relief from the punishing, summer triple digit heat bringing opportunities for plenty of fun, outdoor activities. October can also bring downright chilly early morning and evening temperatures. With the change in season from summer to fall, it’s a great time to take a few moments to reset your programmable thermostat. This will ensure you’re optimizing your home’s HVAC system for both heating comfort and cost.
At Home Morning, Noon, and Night
Setting your thermostat at 68 degrees when you wake up in the morning or when you’re working from home is energy efficient. You’ll feel pleasantly warm without raising your monthly heating bills to excessive levels. Consider the best hours when this temperature setting is most appropriate according to your family’s typical weekday and weekend schedules.
When you’re sleeping, you probably will not notice a slight drop in temperature. Even if you’re sensitive to colder indoor temperatures, an extra blanket, a heated blanket, or a cozy comforter on the bed is usually enough to maintain warmth without dialing up the heat. Consider lowering your thermostat setting by five degrees or more for the eight or more hours that you’re in bed asleep.
Did you know that you can save up to 15 percent on your monthly heating bills by lowering your thermostat setting by 10 degrees for at least eight hours each day? If your family schedules are relatively consistent, you can set your thermostat to increase your home’s indoor temperature 15 to 20 minutes before you arrive home. Reducing your house’s indoor temperature while you’re away on vacation will save energy, too. You probably won’t notice the temperature difference in your home, but you sure will on your monthly electricity bills.
Bruce’s Professionals Are Always Available for You and Your Family
If you’re struggling with an outdated thermostat that you can’t program or are having difficulty programming your programmable or smart thermostat, it may be time to consider installing a newer model or getting professional programming advice. Thermostat technology has advanced dramatically in the last three years, and it’s easier than ever to reduce your energy consumption while still maintaining a comfortable home temperature. Call the experts at Bruce’s Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about the benefits of installing a new programmable or smart thermostat. Call our HVAC technicians anytime of the day or night at 480-968-5652. We’re a trusted locally owned business providing exceptional customer care throughout the entire process. Our service is unbeatable!