When the temperature outside starts to drop toward the end of summer and the beginning of fall, you know it’s time to start using your heating system to keep the house comfortable for you and your family. However, keeping your home comfortable doesn’t have to mean huge bills at the end of each month. Use these tips to help you develop an energy-wise heating regimen to help preserve natural resources and keep your hard-earned dollars in your pocket.
- Check your thermostat’s cycle rate to see the temperature variant that will cause your heating system to come on. When your heater comes on every few minutes, this is called rapid cycling, and will make your bills considerably higher. Changing your thermostat’s cycle rate to 1 1/2 degrees or higher will help to keep your heater from coming on and off every time the temperature changes a negligible amount.
- Program your thermostat to lower the temperature in your home while you’re sleeping. You won’t notice the difference between 68 and 60 degrees when you’re sleeping under a heavy blanket, but you will save a considerable amount of money.
- Set your programmable thermostat to be about 68 degrees during the time that your home. If you can be comfortable with the temperature set lower, you’ll save even more money for each degree you go down.
- Have your thermostat lower the temperature considerably when you’re out of the house for work. Chances are you’ll be gone at least eight hours, and if nobody is home, you can drop the temperature by 20 degrees easily. Just program the thermostat to come back up to a comfortable temperature at the time you usually get home and you won’t be uncomfortable in your house even for a minute. You will save quite a bit of money on your heating bill though.
Contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling for more information about an energy-wise heating regimen. We proudly serve Sterling Heights, Madison Heights, Oak Park and many other neighborhoods in the greater Detroit area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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