Setting Your Thermostat For Winter
What is the best thermostat setting for winter?
Find the perfect thermostat setting for winter is hard because most of it relies on comfort level. Some people are more sensitive to temperature change than others and thus rely more heavily on a properly adjusted thermostat.
It is important to note that our circadian rhythm and hormones can affect our body temperatures throughout the day. This means that staying comfortable indoors is more than just a quick fix.
The key is to pre-adjust the setting on your thermostat.
Your body is more sensitive to cold winter temperatures first thing in the morning. This makes sense when you think about the fact that you’ve been cuddled in a warm bed all night. Setting your temperatures a tad higher in the morning can make things a little more bearable.
Later in the day, especially when bedtime comes around, our bodies actually prefer cooler temperatures. This happens because our body temperatures drop as we wind down for the night. So it’s preferable to set your thermostat to lower temperatures in the evening hours.
Experts recommend keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit if you’re at home during the day. You can lower this temperature at night or while you are gone to save money.
Cutting Your Energy Bill In The Winter
Keep in mind that any adjustments in the temperature should be made in 8 hour intervals. You won’t see the money-saving effects if you only lower the thermostat for 2 hours. For every 1 degree you lower the temperature you can save 3%-5% on your bill. Setting those thermostats even a few degrees lower in the evening hours can really help your wallet this winter.
To learn more money saving tips check out our post: 6 Ways To Cut Your Energy Bill This Winter
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