Changing your home thermostat setting is an easy way to save fuel costs.
Let’s start off by debunking a common myth that lowering the thermostat and then bumping it up again actually uses more energy. It doesn’t. Lowering your thermostat by just a few degrees in the winter when no one is home, and then again at night during sleeping hours will actually reduce your heating bill about 5 to 10 percent. Turning it down to 55 degrees during times when you will be away for a few days will also save money, as opposed to maintaining the home temperature as if people were present.
Keeping your home at a lower temperature will also reduce the amount of energy your refrigerator and freezer need to use to keep their cold internal temperatures.
Plants actually thrive at cooler temperatures and people sleep more comfortably in cooler bedrooms. Experiment with your comfort levels by lowering your thermostat a degree at a time and your body will acclimate within a few days. Another heat hack? Throw a party! Each guest’s body acts as a little heater and warms things up pretty quickly.
Programmable thermostats with setback features are effective in helping homeowners adjust home heating levels for different days and times, when less heat is needed. Replacing your old thermostat with a programmable one will take all the fussing and figuring out of the process. Once you determine your lifestyle, you can program the heating system to run according to your family’s needs and presence. Set it and forget it!
The heating professionals at Ambient Comfort can walk you through all the available thermostat options, from smart thermostats that operate based on analytics to remote computer control operated via a tablet or smart phone, when off site.
Contact Ambient Comfort today at 856-213-6586 to learn more about how we can meet all your thermostat needs to help save on fuel costs. Located in Gloucester County, NJ, we serve communities throughout Southern New Jersey.