What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat to in Winter?

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Stop playing with the thermostat this winter season. We have the magic number that will help keep you comfortable at home during the cold winter months and save you money in the process, along with some money-saving tips. 

The Ideal Temperature

While it’s tempting to turn up the heat on chilly days, constantly changing the temperature of your thermostat can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. The ideal thermostat temperature for comfort and energy efficiency in winter is 20°C (68°F).

Money-Saving Tips

You can save up to 10% in heating and cooling costs a year by turning down your thermostat by 6-8 degrees for eight hours a day when you’re out of the house or sleeping. Instead of turning up the temperature on the thermostat, put on an extra layer of clothing. Open up your curtains to make the most of the sunlight during the day and naturally add warmth to your home. 

Smart Thermostats

Make your life easier with a programmable thermostat. With a smart home thermostat, the temperature can be automatically adjusted for different times of the day, so you can set it and forget it. These days, you can control smart thermostats using Wi-Fi from your smartphone, tablet or computer. However, a programmable thermostat adjusted manually will also do the trick. 

If you need assistance fine-tuning your thermostat, require seasonal maintenance or want to upgrade your HVAC system, contact the experts at Maintemp Heating & Air Conditioning.