What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting?

Jan 28, 2022 | Blog, Heating, HVAC, LRF, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks, Winter

No matter what your comfort level is for the temperature of your house, you will always need to adjust the thermostat up and down. On the other hand, if you keep it off all day while you’re away, the fact of the matter is you will end up working your unit harder. If you are a homeowner who tends to do this, you risk having an unnecessary cost and possibly replacing your furnace altogether. However, simple furnace equipment can help you get a bang for your buck, so LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling decided to provide a few helpful tips on how to maximize the most energy savings out of your heating system. 

What Are Programmable & Smart Thermostats?

Most older homes have what many homeowners call a standard thermostat. It may sound much easier to keep the one you have in your home. However, it is proven that upgrading your standard thermostat will make your home more energy-efficient. Just like everything else, you have many options to choose from. You can purchase a smart thermostat or a programmable thermostat. The programmable thermostat can give you a schedule based upon a specific time you come and go from your home. Your smart thermostat connects right into your WiFi and automatically adjusts your temperature. Our Knowledgeable technicians will help you determine which one suits you and your family the best. 

What’s the Ideal Temperature?

Choosing the right temperature for your home may seem like a challenging task, mainly because you have other people inside your home to consider. Nevertheless, our friendly professionals recommend setting your thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. On top of that, Energy Star advised that setting it back about 8 degrees when everyone is sleeping can help you save energy. 

What Are the Benefits of a Smart Thermostat?

Installing a smart thermostat can help you save on your energy bill, which is the biggest reason to buy one. You can also control your thermostat remotely. So, for example, if you’re coming early and want your home cozy before you get there, you can log in right into your app and adjust it for your day. 

Does the Placement of Your Thermostat Matter?

Where you place your thermostat can make or break you. You will need to have it where your central interior wall is at. Keeping it away from the hallways and windows is very helpful since the temperatures can fluctuate in certain areas of your home. 

Regardless of whatever temperature you need inside your home, a modern thermostat will help lower your monthly energy bill, which, in the end, will be more than worth it. 

Of course, if you have more questions, our technicians will be happy to assist you.

Give LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling a call today at (614) 837-4822, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!