There’s nothing more wonderful than coming into a nice warm home in the wintertime. At least until the heating bill comes. There’s also nothing worse than coming home to a chilly house on a cold day. Sometimes it feels like you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t when it comes to deciding whether or not to turn up your heat. A lot of people are confused as to what to do when it comes to setting the thermostat. How warm is too warm? And how do you stay energy efficient? The heating experts at Tragar Home Services want to help.
Tragar Will Keep You Warm All Winter Long
This is the time of year you want Tragar Home Services in your corner. We will be there for you when you need your oil delivered. If you need an oil or gas furnace installed, we have been the place to go for more than 60 years. We’ll also service your heating system when you need it. If you’re looking for relief from snow blowers and shovels this winter, we can install a heated driveway, walkway or pathway to get you out from under snow quickly. We also offer our plumbing services 24/7/365 in case of an emergency. We know this is a difficult time of year for saving on your heating bill, so we want to give you some tips on how to keep the heat up and costs down.
Why Your Thermostat Matters
How you set your thermostat is no small matter. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10 percent annually by lowering your thermostat settings by 7 to 10 degrees from its normal temperature setting for eight hours a day. But for some, that’s easier said than done. That’s why you should get a programmable thermostat for your home. But what about an actual setting for your thermostat? The Energy Department recommends setting your thermostat at 68 degrees when you’re at home during the winter and keeping the setting lower when you are out or when you’re asleep.
If that seems like you’re making a lot of adjustments on your thermostat, it is, which is why you should consider getting a programmable thermostat like the Nest Smart Thermostat, which is available through Tragar Home Services.
How The Nest Smart Thermostat Learns Your Temperature Preferences
Since the Nest is a smart thermostat, it will recognize the patterns of your family’s schedule. For example, if you turn the heat up at 6 a.m. when family members wake up to begin the day and then drop the setting by 10 degrees at 8 a.m. when everyone has left for work and school, the Nest Thermostat learns to make the temperature adjustments automatically. The same is true later in the day when you turn up the thermostat at 4 p.m. when family members begin to return home and drop the setting back down when everyone goes to bed at 11 p.m.
Let Tragar Take Care of Your Heating & Energy Needs
Tragar can make energy efficiency more convenient for you. From programmable thermostats to maintenance, we can help you get the most out of your heating system this winter. To learn more, contact Tragar today.