Dayton, Ohio, often experiences cold, snow-filled winters. This makes the tension between having a warm house and avoiding high energy bills complicated. The previous post discussed the benefit of insulation. Today we’ll focus on where to set the thermostat. Where Should I Set My Thermostat? This age-old heating question has caused much roommate and marital discord. In an article called “Thermostats,” The U.S. Department of Energy suggests the following, “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.” Below is a breakdown of the above recommendations:
  1. During the day: Keep the heating system at 68 degrees while someone is home. That temperature provides warmth and promotes HVAC efficiency.
  2. When you’re away: Turn down the heat when leaving the house. Note: if leaving for an extended period of time, don’t completely turn off the heat. This could cause the water pipes to freeze and burst.
  3. During the night: Lower the thermostat to give the furnace or heat pump a break. Warm comforters and blankets reduce the need for heating.
Dayton Heating Experts If you have any problems with the heat this winter, the professionals at Allied Services, Inc. can help. We do everything from HVAC tune ups to furnace repairs and installations. Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and our customer reviews show that we’re a business you can trust. We’ve been serving Dayton and the surrounding areas of Ohio for over 58 years. Call (937) 269-5059 to make an appointment with today.