It can be hard to find out the ideal temperature for your home in the winter. You don’t want it to be cold, yet you have to keep it warm enough to keep you toasty. But, heating your home can be pricey and you don’t want to spend a fortune on the heat for the winter months.
So, let’s go over what temperature you should keep your home at this winter.
Winter weather can be unpredictable. Some days will be so cold you don’t want to leave the house, and other days might be a bit warmer. It can also be challenging to satisfy everyone in your home who may want the house at different temperatures. So, try to compromise with those in your house and monitor your thermostat. Some days you will be able to turn it down and others you may have to turn it up.
Never Put The Temperature Below 17°C
Even if you decide to leave your home for a weekend getaway or vacation, your heating system should never be turned off. If you turn it below 17°C, it will take a significant amount of energy to get your house reheated in a reasonable time. Not to mention it is very unsafe for any pets or potted plants that are in your home. An unheated home is also unhealthy for your pipes and can possibly damage them. So, ensure your home never drops below 17°C.
Programmable Thermostat Are Helpful
If it is too time-consuming to always check your thermostat or worry about what temperature your home is at, get a programmable thermostat! This way, you can program your thermostat to be certain temperatures during the day and at night. You can bring the heat down at night to save money and energy, but program it so your home is warm again in the morning. It is a very beneficial system to have.
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