According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for up to 48 percent of home energy consumption. If you are looking for a place to make cost cuts, start with your thermostat. As your Chicago HVAC company, Heatmasters wants to ensure you are happy with your HVAC system.
During the winter months, try to keep your thermostat at 68 degrees while people are home but turn it down by up to 10 degrees while everyone is away. This can save homeowners on average $83 per year. If you are feeling cold try putting on another layer or use an electric blanket rather than increasing the temperature.
What Affects My Savings?
Changing the temperature in your home is easy but predicting exact energy savings is more difficult. There are major factors that go into you bill besides your thermostat:
- HVAC Equipment: The quality, size and condition of your Chicago HVAC will affect your overall bill.
- Your Home: Windows, insulation and weather stripped are a few of the elements that help keep your treated air inside your home.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
It’s easy to forget to adjust your thermostat before you leave or go to bed. A smart thermostat can ease your mind and will sync with your phone so you can control it from anywhere. Smart thermostats are also programmable so you can set it to lower at night or during the day when you are not home.
For more information contact us at Heatmasters, your Chicago HVAC company.