What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting?

Jan 26, 2022

Ever wonder if the perfect temperature setting exists? Perhaps there is a magic number in the HVAC universe that the thermostat gods recommend? Okay, that is probably a little dramatic. But you get the point. There has to be a way to determine what to set a thermostat at to help your furnace run at its fullest potential. Never fear! Your Beavercreek Heating & Cooling experts know homeowners’ struggle regarding your energy-efficiency furnace and its utmost care. We got you covered! Today, we are looking at how to utilize your thermostat to get the best use out of your furnace.

What Should I Set My Thermostat on?

Our NATE-certified technicians recommend keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you are awake or at home. Setting the temperature at this degree is the perfect medium. This temperature still allows you and your family to remain comfortable in the house while also helping to save on energy. In addition, you may lower your energy bill even further by reducing that number either at night while everyone is asleep or you when you are away from home.

Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

Having an energy-efficient furnace and setting your home’s temperature to the magic number (68 degrees Fahrenheit) are only two factors that will help you get to your goal of saving as much energy as possible. Another part of the magic formula is your thermostat itself! While any thermostat can get the job done, a programmable or smart thermostat are two great options to consider. A smart thermostat runs off of WiFi and will save you energy while you are at work or away from home. It also has the ability to detect when no one is at home. And as a result, it will automatically lower its temperature. A programmable thermostat lets you program it for the times you know you will not be at home. This feature is helpful to those who tend to stick with a consistent schedule.

Where Should My Thermostat Be Placed?

Location is key! You want to consider where to install your thermostat. Areas that hit the thermostat with direct sunlight, blow air from a vent or register, or where heat sources reside, such as a fireplace, will affect your thermostat’s ability to correctly read the temperature in your home. If this happens, the thermostat will miscommunicate with your furnace, which results in your furnace pushing out warm air at an inaccurate rate. Because of this, we recommend consulting a technician when considering having a thermostat installed in your home.

We hope these points are helpful to you. Beavercreek Heating & Cooling aims to serve you and provide you with five-star service! If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your home heating system, please do not hesitate to call us.

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