Your smart thermostat plays a major role in comfort and energy savings in your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home. Use these four tips to set your smart thermostat correctly, and optimize it for winter weather.

Set a Sustainable Base Temperature

For most smart thermostats, the first step is setting a base temperature that is both sustainable and comfortable for everyone in your household. Start by setting the thermostat at 68 degrees, a reasonable wintertime temperature that won’t overwork your HVAC system.

Turn Back the Thermostat When Possible

After setting a base temperature, keep in mind that your HVAC system should only maintain that level of comfort when you are home to enjoy it. When you are off at work, away on vacation, or even asleep at night, turn the thermostat back by 10 or 15 degrees. Setting temperatures for periods of eight hours or more means savings on your utility bills throughout the year.

Adjust the Thermostat on the Go

Based on changes in your schedule, it might become necessary to change the thermostat’s settings. Modern thermostats allow you to do so remotely, so that you can always maintain comfortable indoor temperatures and save energy. Using a smartphone or tablet, for example, you will be able to log in and make changes to your thermostat’s settings from anywhere you have Internet access.

Pay Attention to the Energy Report

Many advanced smart thermostats like the Cor Wi-Fi model give you even more opportunities to optimize your home’s heating system. This device produces a detailed energy report at any time. The report indicates when you typically use the most energy, along with energy-saving tips customized for your usage and needs. Pay attention to the energy reports, and take the tips into account so you can see where you might be wasting energy. You can then make necessary changes for even greater energy savings.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your thermostat or your heating system this winter, our technicians at Bass Air Conditioning Company are here to help. Call your local Fayetteville heating experts at 910-778-1536 today.

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