When fall temperatures hit in Indianapolis, it is time to change the setting on your thermostat. By adjusting thermostat settings, you can improve the comfort of your home and potentially lower your energy bills. Here are some thermostat best practices to consider as you decide how to best set your thermostat for fall.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
To make the most out of your thermostat, make sure you have invested in a programmable model. This will give you the power to set a schedule that works for your family. If you can, choose one that has remote operating capabilities.
Consider the Fall Schedule
Fall often means sending the kids back to school and starting up fall sports schedules. This means you may not be home as often as you are during the summer. Adjust the thermostat appropriately so that it is not running the air or the heat as strongly when you are not home.
Pay Attention to the Weather Report
Fall in Indianapolis means some days you will need the heat, and others you will need the air. Pay attention to your weather report, and switch the thermostat accordingly. There is no reason to cool the home when it is 60 degrees all day, and you do not want to return to an ice box when you leave the air running on a 50 degree fall day.
Turn the Heat Down More Than You Think
If you are practicing thermostat best practices during the fall, make sure you turn the heat down more than you think you should when you are gone for the day. In fact, setting the thermostat to 56 degrees, which is likely 10 to 15 degrees colder than your comfort setting, you can save significantly on your heating bills. Do the same thing at night. Then, use the programmable thermostat to ensure it gets warmer during those times that you are home and awake.
Are you looking for more tips on how to use your thermostat effectively? Contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today to learn more from our experienced technicians.
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