We’re going to paint exactly two pictures for you; the first one? Summertime. The climate has gone from ‘let’s open up all of the windows and let the breeze in’ to ‘you better watch how you’re talking to me in this heat’. But now it’s an all-out battle in your home trying to figure out just the right temperature to keep the thermostat at so everyone is happy and it seems impossible.
We’ll solve this problem in a second, but first, picture number two…
Winter. The climate has gone from ‘let’s crack the windows and bake cookies’ to ‘I swear I can see my breath in the house’. You’re five layers deep post-steaming hot bath and just can’t live like this anymore, but you can’t figure out the most effective temperature because to have the heat running while you’re at work all day seems like a waste and why can’t you just live somewhere with perfect weather, is that too much to ask?
Let’s solve these issues.
Well, we have some good news and bad news. The bad news is there’s no set number that is guaranteed to be the most efficient temperature to keep your air on. The good news is that there is a number we can provide you, though it’s not the right temperature for everybody, as well as some variables you should consider as you try to find just the right spot.
The average perfect temperature to keep your thermostat on is 78 degrees. But like we said, this is not the perfect temperature for everybody, and when you are trying to find that sweet spot, there are some things you should consider:
- What is the outdoor temperature? The name of the game is keeping the inside temp as close to the outside temp as you can.
- What is the ideal temperature inside for you to be comfortable? 78 degrees will more than likely be on the warm side for most people, and we get it. We recommend starting at 78 and adjusting the temp as needed.
- How often are you home versus away from home? There’s no reason to keep your home at your perfect ~cool~ temp while you’re away, and most people prefer a much cooler temperature at nighttime.
We have a little more clarity when it comes to the temperature our heaters should be set on, and the ideal temp is between 68 degrees and 72 degrees. Now, if you don’t have a pet and you don’t work at home, you can set your heat at a lower temperature while you’re not home, roughly 58 – 68 degrees.
But of course, there are things you need to remember when it comes to heater time:
- Inspect and replace filters.
- Get an inspection done on your furnace before it’s even time to turn it on so you know you’re good to go when the time comes.
- Use weather stripping on frequently used doors and windows.