December 1, 2015
As we enter the winter months, your programmable thermostat will become the crown jewel of your home’s heating system. The great thing about programmable thermostats are their ability to meet your heating needs down to the last detail. This is especially helpful when live in a home with a large family with varying heating specifications. However, like any other heating system, your thermostat can go from your best friend to your biggest nightmare in a hurry, especially when it starts malfunctioning and throws off your home’s otherwise peaceful atmosphere.
At Precision, we’re all about making sure you have the best Evanston heating & air to keep whole family comfortable this winter, and part of that is making sure your thermostat is working like it should. After all, thermostats can play a huge role in the costs of your energy bills and one small malfunction can send those costs sky high. We want to ensure you have high-quality heating and temperature control at a much lower cost!
How Can You Maintain Your Thermostat?
Sometimes your thermostat can be a tricky little device that may outright refuse to cooperate with you. To ensure the least amount of headaches and bouts of frustrations, here are a few thermostat tips from our Evanston heating & air specialists:
- Turn Down Thermostat When Out of the House: Planning on going to a holiday party or head outdoors for a snowball fight this winter? Then it’s better to turn down the thermostat when you’re out of the house for the day. If you’re out of the house for the weekend or longer, turn down the thermostat to 55 degree Fahrenheit. This will save you much more money on heating and also prevent your pipes from freezing.
- Turn Down Thermostat at Night: Before you go to bed, make a plan to turn down your thermostat by 5 to 10 degrees. In turn, this will help you save 5 to 10 percent on monthly heating bills. Of course, when the morning comes, you can turn the thermostat up back to your desired temperature, but using less energy to heat up your home can only do wonders for the costs of monthly bills.
- Turn Down Thermostat During Parties: Are you hosting that big holiday party for your family and friends? Then turn down your thermostat. A larger crowd in your home will naturally elevate the temperature in your home, making the thermostat secondary. A single person is carries the heat of 175-watt heater!
- Open a Window: Sometimes, the key to maintaining your thermostat isn’t using your thermostat at all. All you need to do to establish a more comfortable atmosphere in your home is by opening a window to allow in the cool fresh air. While this isn’t necessarily something you’ll do during the winter, it’s the perfect tip for the spring and summer!
Contact Precision today to learn more on how you can improve Evanston heating & air this winter!