Looking to save money on energy bills this winter? Would you like to find out the best temperature for your furnace thermostat settings? We can help. At Sheer Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, we will assist you in determining the most efficient thermostat setting for your home or business. When you need an inspection or HVAC repair in Fletcher, NC, one of our qualified technicians will provide a comprehensive service visit, to ensure the safety of your furnace. Not only can you increase energy efficiency in your home with scheduled, annual furnace maintenance, the programmable settings of your thermostat will help you to achieve the best efficiency and comfort. The www.energy.gov website encourages residents to set up a separate setting for vacations, as well as different settings for daytime and nighttime:
“Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program.
General Thermostat Operation
You can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68°F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home. By turning your thermostat back 10° to 15° for 8 hours; you can save 5% to 15% a year on your heating bill — a savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long. The percentage of savings from setback is greater for buildings in milder climates than for those in more severe climates.”
If you need service for your HVAC in Fletcher NC, contact Sheer Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning. Our knowledgeable service team uses sophisticated equipment to diagnose and repair problems with your furnace. We will fix leaks, make small repairs and tighten connections to keep your furnace in top shape for the entire winter season. As a rule of thumb, keep your thermostat settings lower at night, while you are asleep, since you will not need the warmer temperatures during that time and your furnace can use less energy. This will extend the life of your furnace, along with seasonal furnace maintenance from a professional.
Before you leave for your vacation, program your thermostat for a lower temperature setting, so you will not waste unnecessary energy. If your thermostat is located near a draft or direct sunlight, it will not work as efficiently. When it is time to install a new furnace, our HVAC experts in Fletcher will determine the best location for your programmable thermostat to ensure that it will work properly. At Sheer Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, we deliver high quality service at an affordable price for residents of Asheville, Hendersonville, Fletcher and surrounding areas. Contact us today to get started on your annual maintenance plan for your HVAC system to ensure dependability and optimal performance through the chilliest of winters. Contact our service team at (828) 651-8111.
(Source:Energy Saver Thermostats, http://www.energy.gov, November 6, 2014)