What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting? 

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Food and gas prices have gone up, and inflation is something to be aware of. With this in mind, your Circleville Heating & Cooling family knows how important it is to generate the most energy savings out of your home heating system. For this reason, we have come together to discuss a few tips that can help you gain the most from your energy-efficient furnace.

What Type of Thermostat Do You Have?

Your thermostat is the tool that reads the temperature in your home and relays that information to your furnace. Based on the information the furnace receives, it will blow out warm air accordingly. If you have an energy-efficient furnace, it would be a good idea to consider upgrading your thermostat to a smart thermostat that connects to WiFi. A programmable thermostat is a good option as well. These thermostats allow you to set specific temperatures when you are away from home or when your household is asleep. A great thermostat to invest in is the Nest Learning Thermostat. If you are considering either of these, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for one of our NATE-certified technicians to come out to your home and go over the best option for you. 

Where Is Your Thermostat Located?

Energy efficiency is compromised when your home’s thermostat is not in a good location. Location does matter. Suppose your thermostat is near a window or in an area that receives direct sunlight. In that case, it will cause the thermostat to think the temperature in the house is warmer than it is. The same applies if a thermostat is placed near a fireplace or a register or vent. When considering having a thermostat installed in your home, we recommend consulting a professional.

When Was the Last Time Your Furnace Was Serviced?

Don’t skip out on your furnace maintenance. Seasonal maintenance has been something we’ve discussed before. But to keep your furnace running efficiently, we feel it should be reemphasized with this topic. If your furnace isn’t running correctly, it cannot do its job and provide you with a toasty, heated home, much less help you lower your heating bill.

What Settings Do You Use on Your Furnace?

The magic number you have been waiting for us to reveal is 68. 68 degrees Fahrenheit is the number experts say to keep your thermostat on in the winter season. If you keep it this temperature, your home will stay nice and cozy while still saving you money on your heating bill. 

As a homeowner, you can save 10%-12% on your heating bill yearly if you apply these methods to your thermostat and furnace use. Hopefully, this has helped give you an idea of where to start when looking for a way to save more money. 

Circleville Heating & Cooling would feel privileged to serve you and your family! 

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