What do you set your thermostat to during the fall?
Fall can be a tricky time to set your thermostat. Some days will seem hot enough for the air conditioner, while other days will be chilly enough for your gas furnace. So, where’s the healthy medium? Here are our tips for setting your thermostat during the fall for both non-programmable and programmable thermostats.
Constant temperature setting fluctuations are an efficiency killer for homes with a non-programmable thermostat. Make sure when you set your thermostat for fall, you commit to that temperature. Those looking for a more customized, schedule approach to home comfort should consider a programmable model.
Like a non-programmable model, it is a good idea to set your schedule and desired temperatures and stick to it. Think about your home’s situation throughout the day. Is everyone out of the house during the work hours? Does your house get cold at night? The beauty of a programmable thermostat is that you can set your schedule and forget about it. This is the most efficient way to control the temperature of your home.
Want even more savings and comfort options during the fall? Consider a heat pump as your condensing unit of choice. It works just like an air conditioner but can reverse the flow of refrigerant to provide heat for your home on those chillier nights/days. This way you are always using the most efficient energy source for your climate conditions.
Make sure you contact your local contractor to discuss your energy-efficient heating and cooling options. They will know your local area and will be able to recommend a system that will keep your home comfortable efficiently.