Is there a war in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home? You know, constant battles over what temperature to set the thermostat at. One day mom wins, the next day the kids win, only to be one-upped by dad who’s always thinking about the monthly bills instead of being comfortable. That brings up the question, what is the correct thermostat setting? Climate Control Company wants to give you a little advice to help you make your decision.
AVERAGE THERMOSTAT SETTINGS
Individual comfort is pretty subjective so everyone seems to have a different idea of what the recommended house temperature should be. Climate Control finds the average range is from 68 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit…but let’s face it, that’s a wide range. During winter most furnaces will be set to heat the home to around 70.
LOCATION PLAYS A ROLE IN COMFORT
You’ll also want to consider what area of your home is used most and the type of activity it is used for. A good example would be upstairs bedrooms. Most people prefer it to be a little cooler while sleeping. If you only have one thermostat for both levels then you’ll likely want to set the thermostat a little lower, say 65 to 68 degrees. That’s because heat rises. The reverse is also true. If you have a family room in the basement where you watch TV in the evening it’s going to tend to be cooler.
TEMPERATURE SETTING IS ONLY PART OF THE STORY
Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room. It really won’t matter what the thermostat setting is if your HVAC system is old and/or hasn’t received proper furnace maintenance. Many times, the best choice is an efficient new furnace to make the house warmer during winter. Additionally, a furnace replacement makes it easier to install a zoning system meaning you have custom temperature controls for different areas in the home.
CLIMATE CONTROL HAS SOLUTIONS
Nothing will change the fact that temperature is a very subjective thing for each person, but Climate Control Company has ways to help starting with seasonal furnace maintenance. If you’re ready to ditch the heavy sweaters because your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO house is too cold; or ready to wear more than summer shorts and tee shirts because you’re sweating while watching TV in the family room; call to make an appointment now for a no-obligation estimate on an energy saving furnace replacement. For more great HVAC information be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.