What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting? 

Jan 27, 2022 | Blog, Centerville, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks, Winter

Heating your home throughout the winter can be costly. With prices going up and inflation on the rise, Centerville Heating & Cooling understands the importance of saving money where you can. The best way to gain the most energy savings from your home seating system is to know how to utilize your thermostat and furnace. Here are a few tips to help point you in the right direction to do so:

What’s the Perfect Setting?

There are a few factors to consider when it comes to energy efficiency. First, let’s start with the thermostat and the most optimal temperature to keep your thermostat at. According to experts, the magic number is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping it at this temperature allows your furnace to blow out warm air still and keep your home comfortable. While staying at a degree that will not overwork your furnace, save energy, and still allow room for saving on your heating bill. In addition, a furnace that is not overworked will have a longer lifespan!

Where’s the Perfect Placement?

Placement matters! It would be best to place your thermostat in an area with natural airflow. Since your thermostat communicates with your furnace, installing your thermostat in a proper area prevents your thermostat from inaccurately reading the temperature. Thermostats installed next to heat sources, in areas of direct sunlight, in front of vents or registers, or in the way of drafty spots or doorways won’t get accurate readings. When this happens, it will result in false temperature readings.

What’s the Ideal Type of Thermostat?

If you have a standard thermostat, we highly recommend you think about getting a programmable or smart thermostat that connects to WiFi. They can help you save money and reduce your heating bill during the winter. For example, a programmable thermostat has a feature that lets you set the temperature to lower its temperature for timeframes you will be away from home. This feature is handy for things like heading to work every day. You can also program it to do so at a particular time every night when everyone is in bed. Smart thermostats such as the Nest Learning Thermostat have built-in sensors that detect when no one is home. A smart thermostat will adjust its temperature accordingly. Remember that everyone has a different lifestyle, so finding what works best for you is a top priority!

Does Seasonal Maintenance Matter?

We can’t stress enough how seasonal maintenance on your home heating system is essential. If your furnace is not maintained correctly, it may not run properly. If your furnace doesn’t run properly, it will not heat your home as efficiently as it should. Then we are right back where we started… trying to figure out how to lower that heating bill all over again. So let’s stay ahead of the game and keep your furnace maintained by scheduling your winter tune-up & safety check.

You can get the most out of your furnace by following these steps to claim energy efficiency in your home. Doing these can help lower your energy bill by around 10% to 12% a year. If you have any other concerns or questions, your local Centerville Heating & Cooling service professionals! We would feel privileged to serve you and your family. 

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