Do you know how to use your thermostat during fall and winter? Sure, you know how to crank up the heat when cold weather rolls in, but what about saving energy with your thermostat? Use Air Today’s recommended fall and winter thermostat settings to lower your energy bills.
Set thermostat fan to auto
In addition to temperature controls, your thermostat most likely has fan settings that tell the fan when it should run. One of these settings, “ON”, may seem like the logical choice- you want your fan to blow, don’t you? However, “AUTO” is actually the appropriate setting for your fan. ON tells the fan to run nonstop, even when no heat is being produced. This causes cold air to blow throughout your house. Stick with AUTO this fall and winter.
Programmable thermostat settings
With a programmable thermostat, you can automatically set different temperatures for various times of the day. This allows you to save money with a cooler home while you’re away at work, then warm it up before you get home. Call Air Today or click here to learn more about programmable thermostat benefits!
Humidity settings in Charlotte
While summers in Charlotte can be brutally humid, in the winter the air gets pretty dry. This can cause your home to feel colder, which leads you to turn up the heat. If your thermostat has humidity settings, aim for around 45% humidity in your home. Otherwise, try using a humidifier to raise your home’s humidity and comfort.
Lower thermostat temperature
Sometimes, saving money on heating costs is as simple as turning down the thermostat. Of course, this depends on your personal preferences, but if you turn the temperature below 70°, or even as low as 66°, you’ll begin to notice some serious savings on your energy bills.
Call us today to see what a programmable thermostat can do for your home!