What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting? 

Jan 27, 2022 | Blog, Columbus, Five Star, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks, Winter

Your Five Star Heating & Cooling Group family wants the best for you and your family! However, we know that keeping a home snug and cozy during the winter season can be costly. So, for your convenience, we have come up with several tips on utilizing your energy-efficient furnace and getting the most energy savings out of your home heating system. 

What Type of Thermostat Should I Use?

Is a smart thermostat or a programmable thermostat better? And what are the differences between the two? With a programmable thermostat, you can set it to lower the temperature in the house for particular times of the day that you know you will be away. This feature is helpful for those who abide by a strict schedule every week. In comparison, smart thermostats can detect when no one is at home and automatically lower the heat. This feature is an advantage and proves helpful to those with lifestyles that fluctuate a bit more. Smart thermostats connect to WiFI, and most can be operated from a phone app. Overall, there’s no concrete answer as to which one is better. Lifestyle and preference are the factors that should ultimately determine your choice when deciding between the type of thermostat for your home.

Where Is the Best Place to Install the Thermostat?

Thermostat location plays a significant role in energy efficiency. For example, if a thermostat is installed where it is affected by a heat source or in direct contact with a vent or register, it won’t send accurate temperature readings to the furnace. Therefore, this results in the furnace blowing out warm air at an inaccurate and inefficient rate, thus using more energy and costing more money. 

What’s the Most Energy-Efficient Temperature I Can Use? 

Professionals say that 68 degrees Fahrenheit is the perfect temperature to use in the winter. Using this temperature will allow your home to stay comfortable and warm while keeping it at an energy-efficient level that will produce more savings for you!

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat to Every Night?

When night falls, temperature levels drop. Therefore, it is common to think that raising the temperature every night will heat the home better. This is not the case. We actually recommend doing quite the opposite of this. It is best if you lower your thermostat at night when you sleep. You may even end up finding you sleep better doing so. As a plus, if you happen to have a programmable or smart thermostat installed, you can have it set to automatically have the temperature lowered for the times you go to bed. So you won’t have to worry about changing it back and forth every night and morning. If you’re hesitant about decreasing your temperature even further, start slow. You don’t have to make drastic changes overnight. No pun intended. Lower it by one degree at a time every few nights until you settle on a number your whole household can sleep comfortably in.

Weather changes have a variety of effects on different people. Do what works best for you and your family! We all have different lifestyles and do what we can, the best way we can. But, please, keep in mind that every degree counts when it comes to your home’s energy savings. So make adjustments where you can without sacrificing comfort. If you have any concerns or problems with your HVAC system, Five Star Heating & Cooling Group would be ecstatic to serve you. Call today, and we will send out one of our friendly and knowledgeable NATE-certified technicians to resolve your issue as soon as possible.

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