The heat and humidity of summer have departed Roanoke, VA, which means that it’s time to update your thermostat’s settings for fall. Making some adjustments to your thermostat settings ensures that you’ll be comfortable without seeing a huge increase in your utility bills. Read on to learn about the best thermostat settings for the autumn season.
Set the Temperature
The optimal temperature in your home during the fall is 68 degrees. The closer your thermostat is to this temperature, the more money you’ll save. On the occasional warm days, your home’s heating system will get a break. When the weather is cool, your heating system won’t have to cycle too often to maintain indoor comfort. If you feel chilly, fall is a good time to pull your fleece blankets or flannel sheets out of storage.
Adjust the Fan
Instead of running the fan all the time, adjust the thermostat’s fan setting to automatic or “auto.” The automatic setting means the fan only turns on during a heating cycle. This reduces electricity usage as well as wear and tear on the fan’s motor and other parts.
Program a Schedule
The best way to set your thermostat for fall is to program a regular schedule. If you have a consistent bedtime, wake-up time, and work schedule, using the scheduling features of a programmable or smart thermostat could save you a lot of money. Programmable thermostats allow you to set a specific temperature for wake, day, evening, and night. You can do this for each day of the week. Smart thermostats use geofencing to learn your schedule and make adjustments for the times you’re running late and not yet at home.
Roanoke Mechanical Heating & Cooling in Rocky Mount, VA, is ready to install a new programmable or smart thermostat in your home. We’re also proud to provide you with heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, and installation services. To learn more about the right thermostat settings for fall in Virginia, give us at Roanoke Mechanical Heating & Cooling a call.
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