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Heating Tips: Best Thermostat Setting for Optimal Home Comfort

When the weather cools down outside, many homeowners want to make their homes warm and comfortable inside, but do not want to pay tremendous heating bills. One way to optimize the efficiency of the furnace or heat pump is to find the best thermostat setting for the home.

Depending on which kind of a thermostat you have, you may be able to automate your home’s temperature at different times throughout the day.

Manual Thermostats

Find the best thermostat setting for your optimal home comfort and leave it there.

If your furnace is more than 20 years old, it may still have a manual thermostat. If your heating system is not compatible with a thermostat upgrade, you will have to adjust it manually. You may need to set an alarm on your phone or tablet to remind you to turn down the heat before you leave for work and when you go to bed at night to find the best thermostat setting. You can decrease the temperature to about 70 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit when you are sleeping or away from the house.

Programmable Thermostats

Newer heat pumps and furnaces come with a programmable thermostat. You can set up a schedule based upon your thermostat’s built-in features. Most thermostats offer a weekend and weekday scheduling system with separate entries for morning, day, evening and night temperatures. This means you do not have to make adjustments during each part of the day and before you leave or go to sleep to obtain the best thermostat setting.

Automated Home Control Systems

Some of the newest furnaces and heat pumps on the market will work with automated home control systems. These systems integrate mechanical devices such as your furnace, heat pump, air conditioner and security system.

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You can control the temperature of your home with any device that has a Wi-Fi connection. The control system alerts you of problems, reminds you to schedule maintenance, and updates you when the heating system’s air filter needs to be replaced.

Whatever thermostat you have, you can always seek help from heating professionals like Brown & Reaves Services, Inc. in Myrtle Beach for maintenance and even installation, should you opt for a new one. Call us today at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form to schedule a service call to make sure your Myrtle Beach heating system is ready for the winter ahead.

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