What Should You Set Your Thermostat to in the Winter?

February 14, 2020

Maintaining comfortable heating and cooling in Winnipeg, Manitoba, throughout the year seems like a good approach. But really, how can you maintain a comfy home while managing energy costs?

Enjoying a cozy home in the colder months isn’t as difficult as you anticipate. But occasionally you might have to have specialized support if you’re experiencing hot and cold spots. Or if your equipment doesn’t provide comfort like it used to.

If you’re having comfort issues or need furnace repair, the heating and cooling experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Contact us at 204-272-8128 to ask for an appointment today.

For the time being, here are a few ideas on how to handle your thermostat during the cooler months.


Decrease Temperatures When You Go to Work

Setting the thermostat back 10–15 degrees while you’re out for the day can save 5–15% on your energy expenses, according to the Department of Energy. If your house is unoccupied most of the day, this is a good way to decrease bills. And when you consider what only 5% could do for your heating costs, that can make a major difference!

Lower the Setting for Sleeping

You can also turn down the temp before you fall asleep. It surprisingly benefits more than only your gas expenses! The best temperature for going to bed is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body cools down naturally to aid in sleeping, so keeping your room cool could help you fall asleep more quickly.

Use a Smart Thermostat

One idea to consider if you don’t already utilize it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to go over to the thermostat to change it. In fact, you can lower it from just about anywhere with your phone. A Wi-Fi thermostat also adjusts to your household day-to-day activities and instinctually changes the setting to help you save more on energy costs.

Relax in a Cozier House with Assistance from the Heating and Cooling Specialists

Even if you don’t make major alterations to your thermostat, a tiny change can impact your utility expenses.

While you are managing your thermostat, there are several other things to remember during the cold months.

  • Schedule an appointment for annual furnace maintenance. Heating service double-checks your equipment is heating like it should and could help make your furnace more efficient.
  • Check your air filter. If you don’t see light through it, you need to replace it.

Both of these items will help ensure your heater is in ideal shape to keep your home comfortable.

If you have questions about putting in a smart thermostat or have furnace problems, talk to the experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning to gain top-notch advice. You can reach us at 204-272-8128 or request an appointment online.