With winter in full swing, and with temperatures in Phoenix starting to gradually drop, many households are left with the choice of what temperature to set their thermostat to. It can be a difficult decision to make too, as it affects the comfort of your home and the size of your heating bill. Efficient Air is here to ensure your decision-making process is hassle-free! With this information, you will have everything you need to set your thermostat to the best temperature this Arizona winter.
When the cold weather hits, our first instinct is to crank our heat to a high temperature. While the warm air will feel comfortable, the impact it will have on your heating bill certainly won’t. We recommend setting your thermostat to a temperature between 68-72 degrees during winter. This keeps your home feeling cozy without drastically raising your monthly bills.
Another way to save money on heating is to gradually adjust the temperature over a period of days. If your home feels cold and you’re not yet used to the winter temperature, start by setting your thermostat to 72-74 degrees. Then, lower your thermostat by 1 degree each day until you have properly adjusted to the weather. Once you feel comfortable with your home at 68 degrees or so, your heating bill won’t be as large.
If you’re really looking to save on money this winter, adjusting the temperature while you are away and while you are asleep will see a significant change on your bill. During the hours where you are asleep or away at work, lower your thermostat by 4-6 degrees. Then when you are ready, set the temperature back to 68-72. This strategy requires a little effort, but you will notice a change in your bill while staying comfortable.
Want to adjust your thermostat’s temperature with ease? A programmable thermostat gives you complete control over the temperature of your Phoenix home. You can program the temperature changes for the hours you know you’ll be asleep or away, and with the savings you’ll see on your heating bill, the thermostat practically pays for itself!
The heating and cooling specialists at Efficient Air can assist in installing your programmable thermostat, as well as provide expert advice on how to heat your Phoenix home so you feel your best.