As a homeowner, whether you are a new homeowner or a veteran, you may have found yourself wondering, “what temperature should I set my thermostat?” You want to stay comfortable in the summer and cozy in the winter, but you also don’t want to break the bank with utility bills. Not to mention the impact that running your HVAC system around the clock can have on the environment! In today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda, we talk a little bit about the recommended temperature settings for your HVAC system in the summer, in the winter, and when you are out of the home for extended periods. Keep reading to learn more and remember, if you ever need air conditioning repair or maintenance, don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime.
What Temperature Should You Set Your Thermostat?
During the Summer
Summertime can take a toll on your HVAC system even if it’s not an especially warm one. It takes a great amount of time, energy, and effort to keep a home comfortable and cool in the summer. The last thing you want to do is put extra strain on your AC unit if you don’t need to. But what temperature feels comfortable while also not putting your air conditioner through the wringer?
The temperature that people find comfortable varies from person to person. But, in general, people find a range of 73 degrees to 79 degrees the most comfortable during the summer. Our team at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda recommends taking some time to find what works best for you and those in your home. You can try it out at 79 degrees for a day and turn it down one degree every day if it seems too toasty.
During the Winter
Here in Punta Gorda, it doesn’t get too terribly cold in the winter. Many people wind up not having to turn on their heater at all! But in other cooler areas or during an unusually cold winter in Punta Gorda, many people find 68 degrees to be the most comfortable for them. However, if you are someone who is able to be comfortable at temperatures that are a little cooler, we recommend trying to set your thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees. This may sound chilly, but for some, it can actually be just right. Keeping your HVAC system set to the low 60’s in the winter can also help you save a good chunk of change on your energy bills!
It’s worth mentioning that if your house is empty for eight or more hours every day or you plan on going on a vacation for more than a couple of days, you should adjust your thermostat accordingly. Setting your HVAC system warmer in the summer while you’re gone can translate to significant savings on your energy bill. Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda recommends setting the temperature to around 88 degrees when you are going to be gone for long periods.
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At the end of the day, only you can determine what temperature is right for you. If you are frugal and willing to sweat it out a little, you can keep your system set higher and save some money. Or if you are okay spending a little extra to keep things cooler, that’s a great option too. Thanks for joining us for today’s blog at Boyd Brothers Services in Punta Gorda. Be sure to reach out to us for your HVAC needs.