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What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

Enjoying comfortable heating and cooling in Bakersfield, CA, year-round seems like a good approach. But really, how can you maintain a comfy home while stopping energy costs from skyrocketing?

Enjoying a cozy home when it’s cold isn’t as hard as you anticipate. But sometimes you could need professional support if you’re having hot and cold areas. Or if your system doesn’t deliver warmth like it used to.

If you’re having comfort problems or need furnace repair, the heating and cooling experts at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help. Call us at 661-437-3499 to request an appointment now.

In the interim, here are a couple of tips on how to set your thermostat during the winter.


Decrease Temperatures When You Go Out

Setting the thermostat back 10–15 degrees while you’re away can save 5–15% on your energy bill, according to the Department of Energy. If your home is unoccupied throughout the day, this is a good approach to limit costs. And when you contemplate what only 5% could do for your heating expenses, that can make a big difference!

Lower Temperatures When You Sleep

You can also lower the temp before you go to bed. It even benefits more than just your gas costs! The best temperature for falling asleep is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body cools down naturally to help you sleep, so keeping your sleeping area cool could help you fall asleep more easily.

Install a Smart Thermostat

One thing to think about if you don’t already have it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to go over to the thermostat to change it. In fact, you can lower it from almost anywhere with your smartphone. A Wi-Fi thermostat also picks up on your family’s day-to-day activities and intuitively adjusts the temp to help you save more on utilities.

Enjoy a Comfier House with Help from the Heating and Cooling Specialists

Even if you don’t make big adjustments to your thermostat, a small change can help lower your utility costs.

While you are managing your thermostat, there are a few other things to remember during the winter.

  • Schedule an appointment for routine furnace maintenance. Heating service double-checks your system is heating appropriately and might help make your furnace more efficient.
  • Examine your filtration. If you don’t notice light through it, you need to replace it.

Both of these steps will help make sure your heater is in top form to keep your house warm.

If you want to ask about putting in a smart thermostat or have heating concerns, contact the specialists at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing to get top-notch assistance. You can get in touch with us at 661-437-3499 or request an appointment online.

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