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What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To In Winter

It’s cold again and the heat is on. With the temperatures staying so low your heating costs can start to go up fast. If you have been asking yourself “What temperature should I set my thermostat to in the winter”, we have some answers for you.

Here is a look at some of the things we will touch on

  • What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To In Winter
  • Programming Your Temperature When You Are Away
  • Trane Comfortlink Remote Thermostat

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To In Winter

Depending on the average temperature outside by your house in the winter, as well as your own personal threshold for the cold, and how well your house is insulated, the exact temperature you use will differ.

Generally people will keep their homes set around 65-70 degrees if they are home, and 60-65 degrees while sleeping.

Again this can vary and always remember, the better insulated your home is, the more energy savings you will have.

Programming Your Temperature When You Are Away

While you are away, programming your heat to kick on at a lower temperature can save you some cash. If you have a regular schedule during the week, you can easily program your thermostat to turn off your heat while you are away, then turn back on shortly before you arrive.

Maintaining an constant temperature while you are away is important as well. The colder the air is when the heater comes back on, longer it will take to bring back the comfort level which means your system will be working harder.

It is usually cheaper to let the heater turn on occasionally throughout the day to maintain a lower than normal temperature , while not being completely off.

Trane Comfortlink Remote Thermostat

If you have not moved to a programmable thermostat, you are definitely not saving as much as you could be on your energy bills. Since heating your home in the winter can attribute to a big portion of your utility bills, running your heat when no one is home can be costly.

One programmable thermostat option is the Trane Comfortlink Remote Thermostat.

While it has most of the functionality of the typical programmable thermostats, this thermostat also allows you to adjust the temperature remotely.

Using your cell phone or any computer you kick on your heater and arrive at home with the ideal temperature! It has an “Energy Savings” mode that you can program that could save you up to 15% on your energy consumption (if you are currently using a non-programmable thermostat in particular).

To top off the energy savings you get, it will also email or text you reminders of when it’s time for your next maintenance and you can program it to turn off (or on) appliances, lights, and wireless locks. This can essentially give you remote access to all of your electronics remotely making it easy for you to keep your energy costs down.

Think about it, while you are out of the house for the holidays, you will not have to worry if you forgot turn down the heat, or turn off the coffee pot, or left the living room tv on, because you can do so remotely!

Currently these thermostats are only sold by Trane Comfort Specialist (which we are certified for), and can be installed quickly for home comfort, lower utility bills, and peace of mind!

We hope this has helped you answer “What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To In Winter“ and saves you some cash.

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