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The Ideal Thermostat Temperature

What’s The Temperature Sweet Spot?

Your thermostat is the control center of your heating and cooling system. As HVAC technicians, we often are asked what the ideal thermostat temperature is for your home. Our answer? There’s no one magic number that works for everyone!

The war over the thermostat settings is something that most households deal with. Mom likes it cooler, kids like it warmer, everyone has their preferred temperature! While the exact number may vary depending on your preference, we’ve put together some tips for maximizing comfort and cost.

When You’re Home

While at home, you want to feel as comfortable as possible. It is recommended that you set your thermostat to 78°. This will keep you from sweating while avoiding a high energy bill. Of course, if this isn’t working for your family, try turning it down one degree at a time until you reach the ideal temperature.

While You’re Away

What’s the point of cooling an empty home? A great way to save money is to optimize your thermostat to fit your schedule. A smart thermostat will make this easy through customizable settings and an app to control your home’s temperature remotely.

When you’re going to be gone for a decent amount of time during the day, or you’re heading on vacation, we recommend turning it up to 88°.

Cooling Without AC

If you’re in need of a bit more cooling relief, your ceiling fan will be a big help! These cost less to run and create a cooling sensation on your skin. Another way to help with the heat is to purchase a dehumidifier. This will remove the uncomfortable moisture from your air and provide additional relief on sweatier days.

Some other ways to beat the heat:

  • Opening the windows on cooler nights (don’t forget to turn the AC off, though!)
  • Shutting the curtains to block the hot sun out during the day
  • Replace air filters
  • Cook without the stove/oven

If you want to update your thermostat to a newer, more efficient model, give Quality Degree, Inc. a call at (610) 600-1108! You can also check out our services online.