What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting?

Jan 28, 2022 | Blog, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks, Winter, Xenia

Our heat bills will start to go up in the winter months, and residents wonder what we can do to get this bill to go down every year. So if you are like most of us, we struggle with turning the heat off and on, thinking that this will save us money. However, this does not save us money; instead, it can overwork our HVAC system. Nevertheless, our friendly technicians have insight into thermostats that will help you save money. Below, Xenia Heating & Air lists a few tips and tricks to help you decide which one will be best for your household. 

Do I Need To Buy A Specific Brand or Model?

Just like buying a washer and dryer, you will start asking your neighbors which brand they are buying. It is a vital question; however, it isn’t the only thing to pay close attention to. You will want to be sure you are also asking about what features are available to you and how it operates. All thermostats work a little differently. For example, you have a programmable thermostat, WiFi thermostat, and a smart thermostat. The most efficient thermostat would be a smart one because it works for you. It copies your habits to ensure you have the best temperatures in your home for your comfort level. As for the WiFi thermostat, you use it if you have an internet connection, and it works well with that, but it doesn’t have as many features as the smart thermostat. Now you have the programmable thermostat; with this one, you use it manually and not from your iPhone, as you would a smart thermostat. 

We understand how overwhelming choices can be, so don’t hesitate to call us if you need more help. 

Does the Thermostat Settings Matter?

According to Energy star, setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit will give you the idea of balance of comfort and energy efficiency. Plus, you can schedule your thermostat at night and while you aren’t home. So you no longer need to worry about turning your thermostat up and down. 

Why is Thermostat Placement Important?

Most of our customers think placing your thermostat near furniture is the best option, mostly because of how good it looks with their home decor. But unfortunately, more often than not, this is not the ideal place for it. Placing your thermostat in a central area, far away from windows, air vents, hallways, and doors, is essential. This is so your thermostat will give you the most accurate temperatures inside your home. 

Is A Smart Thermostat Worth The Money?

In the grand scheme of things, we believe It is most definitely worth your money because it works as a convenience to you. With a smart thermostat, you can control everything from your smartphone or tablet. You can be on your way home and have your system ready for you at your optimal comfort level. Additionally, some of the available features like voice command, adjust automation, and even cameras to help you keep you, your family, and your home safe.

We understand increased heating bills aren’t fun for anyone, but we also don’t want you to break the bank for a modern thermostat. So, if you are struggling with which one to choose from, we are glad to help out. 

Don’t wait; get help today!

Call Xenia Heating & Air at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!