Use Your Thermostat To Save Money This Winter

With winter here, many homeowners are bracing for high heating bills. But did you know that your thermostat can be a powerful tool in managing your home’s energy usage and reducing costs? At Sheer Home Comfort, we specialize in HVAC solutions and are here to guide you on efficiently using your thermostat to save money during the colder months.

Understanding Your Thermostat

First, it’s essential to understand the types of thermostats available. Programmable thermostats can automatically adjust the temperature at different times of the day, while smart thermostats provide even more control and can learn your habits over time. Upgrading to a smart or programmable thermostat can lead to significant savings on your heating bill.

Optimal Winter Settings

The Department of Energy suggests setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake and lowering it while you’re asleep or away from home. This simple step can save you about 10% a year on your heating bills.

Programming for Savings

Use your programmable thermostat to reduce the temperature when you’re not home or when everyone is asleep. For smart thermostat users, take advantage of features like geofencing, which lowers the temperature based on your smartphone’s location, ensuring you’re not heating an empty house.

Regular Maintenance Checks

A well-maintained HVAC system runs more efficiently. Regular check-ups can ensure your heating system is in top condition, complementing your thermostat settings for optimal savings. At Sheer Home Comfort, we offer maintenance services that can help keep your system running efficiently.

Additional Tips for Energy Savings

  • Ensure your home is well insulated to prevent heat loss.
  • Use curtains or blinds to keep heat in during the night and let sunlight warm your home during the day.
  • Check for drafts and seal any leaks around doors and windows.

By effectively using your thermostat, you can enjoy a comfortable home and lower heating bills this winter. At Sheer Home Comfort, we’re committed to helping you maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Contact us for more information on how we can assist you with your HVAC needs this winter.

Ready to save on your heating bills? Contact Sheer Home Comfort today to learn about our energy-efficient HVAC solutions and maintenance services. Stay warm and save money this winter!