When it comes to setting the thermostat during the winter months, there’s often a debate between comfort and saving money. Popular Science and Energy.gov both agree that 68°F is the ideal indoor temperature when you’re at home and recommend dropping it to 58°F when you leave for the day.
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests a slightly cooler approach. They recommend lowering the thermostat to 64°during the day and 62° at night to promote better sleep and save on energy costs. Furthermore, if you’re planning to be away for an extended period, set your thermostat within a range of 50°F to 60°F. Going any lower could put you at risk for frozen pipes since they run through areas in your home that are normally colder anyway.
If these numbers make you shutter and reach for a blanket, you are right on track. Wearing cozy clothing and blankets will help you stay warm without cranking up the heat, which ultimately saves you money. So, whether you prefer a toasty 68 or a cooler 64, there are ways to stay comfortable and energy-efficient in the winter months.
Make it even easier to save yourself money by installing a smart thermostat like the Lennox®️ IComfort S30. A touchscreen makes is simple to program the temperature settings in your home according to your schedule and can integrate with your smart home devices! And for a limited time, you can get up to $150 in combined rebates on air purification, zoning, and a smart thermostat*. Make your appointment today to take advantage of rebate offers, special financing terms, and our fall furnace maintenance special!
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