What Is the Most Energy-Efficient Furnace Setting? 

Jan 27, 2022 | Blog, Canal, Canal Winchester, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks, Winter

It may be safe to presume you would like to gain the most energy savings out of your energy-efficient furnace. However, keep in mind that although you may have the top-of-the-line home heating system, your furnace still needs a few other factors to come into play. These would be things such as: what to set the thermostat temperature on and how to adjust it accordingly. Our NATE-certified technicians at Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling would love to serve and assist you. Therefore, we have come together to compile a few things that may aid you in your energy-saving endeavors.

Should I Think About My Thermostat Model?

To get the most out of something, you have to put in the work to see it come to fruition. In this case, this applies to the tools you are utilizing. Let’s start by talking about your thermostat. What type of thermostat do you have installed? Standard thermostats work pretty well, but they are not considered energy-efficient like your energy-efficient furnace.

For this reason, it would be wise to consider a few other types of thermostats that do have a claim to energy efficiency. A few options to look into are a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat that connects to WiFi. If you are interested in the latter, the Nest Learning Thermostat would be a good one to consider. If you have any questions and would like to consult one of our friendly and knowledgeable technicians, please give us a call, and we can schedule a time to come out to your home.

Should I Change the Temperature on My Thermostat?

Experts say you should set your thermostat’s temperature at 68 degrees Fahrenheit for the winter season. Doing this allows your home to remain comfy and cozy while remaining at a level where you will see a difference in your heating bill. In addition, for further energy savings, you can lower the temperature more before you settle in for the night. 

Should I Reconsider My Thermostat’s Placement?

The area in which the thermostat is placed most definitely matters. If you are considering having a different thermostat installed, we highly recommend consulting a professional. Things like direct sunlight, placement near heat sources, or warm air is directly blown onto the thermostat are all factors that must be considered. Again, location is crucial, and it will affect how your thermostat reads your home’s temperature. If it receives incorrect information, it will relay that same information to your furnace. Inaccurate information will result in your home not being efficiently heated thus, costing more hassle in the long run.

We all want the most bang for our buck! Saving energy equates to saving money. Hopefully, this article has helped you gain a little more insight into getting the most out of your energy-efficient furnace. We’d love to provide you with any further assistance if needed. You can call us anytime! Your Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling experts would be more than happy to provide you with our five-star service.

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