What Temperature Setting Is Best for My Home Thermostat?

Posted: February 10, 2020

What temperature is best for my thermostat? Androscoggin County, ME

Studies show that about nine out of ten Americans say they’ve rarely or never programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it – which is a shame, considering that managing the temperature of your home with a thermostat* is one of the easiest ways we know to save energy and lower heating bills.

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it will pay for itself in the first year you own it. But what thermostat settings will give you the best energy-saving bang for the buck?

Let’s take a look.

Optimal temperatures for your programmable thermostat

Once you get a handle on using your programmable thermostat, the U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:

Winter months:

Summer months:

In general:

Be smart and save on your monthly energy bills this winter and beyond. Want to save even more? Contact us today to learn about high-efficiency propane and heating oil equipment installation and service in Androscoggin County, ME.

* If you have a wi-fi thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone!