It’s the question everyone asks us as winter approaches: Should we lower the thermostat temperature in our home during the winter months when no one is home? Of course, when talking with friends you hear varying answers. Many people are die hard fans of turning the thermostat temperature down to a lower degree during the workday, while others believe that by doing this you cause your heating system to work extra hard to bring your house back to the desired temperature when you arrive home. Read on to find out what the experts say.

Should You Lower Your Thermostat Temperature During the Winter?

The HVAC experts agree that it’s best to lower your temperature by four degrees when no one is home. It is truly a myth that your furnace will need to work harder to bring the temperature in your home back up and damage your heating system over time if you lower it. Even if temperatures outside are very cold, your home will warm fairly quickly with no worries. It is also a good idea to turn the thermostat temperature back a bedtime, as well. You be comfortable while sleeping and you will save on your energy bill.

Programmable thermostats are helpful if your have a set schedule so you do not need to physically change the thermostat  each day. They give you the ability to establish a variety of temperatures during set days and times. For instance, if no one is home on weekdays, you can set the thermostat temperature to lower at a designated time and then rise at another time on those specific days. What could be better? There are wi-fi wireless models available also which allow you to control the thermostat temperature remotely from your smartphone.

We also recommend that you schedule an annual furnace check-up, if you haven’t already with your Customer Care Plan. The trusted professionals at RE Sanders are ready to serve you. Give us a call today at 717-843-7894. We will schedule your maintenance check-up as soon as possible.