What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat To While Away?

At what temperature should your thermostat be set while you are away – or even the best temps during summer and winter months? Learn it straight here!

To further help you, here’s the right temperature you have to set during summer and winter months and even while you are on vacation.

Setting Thermostat While Away

What should be your thermostat setting when you are away for a business tour or holiday vacation? You shouldn’t shut off the AC unit completely so the air is circulated through your home while you are away, but you also don’t want to be cooling the air if no one will be there to enjoy it.

If your trip is in the middle of summer or even in the early warmer months, set your thermostat closer to 80° F. This will help you to save energy (and subsequently, money on your cooling bill) while you’re away. If you have a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to wait for your home to cool down until after you get home. Adjust the thermostats settings so that it begins to cool off about an hour before you get home.

As for vacations in the winter, Florida doesn’t get many consistently cold days – at least not until January, so set your thermostat to auto so it can switch to heat or cooling as needed and keep the cooling around 78° and the heat around 64°. Since you won’t be home, it won’t need to kick on as much while you are gone.

Setting Your Thermostat In Warmer Months 

During summer and spring seasons, the temperature increases in the home just as it does outside, which can make it extremely uncomfortable without the air conditioner running. However, it can be costly for keeping our home cool during the extreme heat of Florida summer. This is where thermostat setting comes very beneficial as it can help us save more in our energy bills but still manage to be comfortable while at home.

When you’ll only be gone during the day, you can program your thermostat to adjust while you are gone to a few degrees warmer and then begin cooling again when you are on your way home from work. Just like while on vacation, there is no need to have heir air conditioner working overtime when you aren’t home to enjoy it.

When you are home, your temperature can be set to personal preference but if your cooling bill is too high, consider rising your normal temperature up 2 or 3 degrees. Even a small change can make an improvement on your energy bill.

Setting Your Thermostat In Cooler Months

Again, the best temperature during the winter will really be your preference but if cutting down costs or energy usage is your goal, then rising the temperature for your heater to kick in at will cut back on heating if its not always one to keep the house fully warmed.

The good news is that you don’t have to suffer a lot from cold days and nights during the spring months. Having a quality sleep is still achievable. Your air conditioning system is your important companion. Though, you have to set it properly to ensure comfort all throughout. Usually, the ideal temperature range during winter is from 60-65 degrees F, though, most people prefer 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Invest In A Programmable Thermostat

There is actually no perfect home temperature no matter what the season is or whether you are away or not – that mostly depends on the demands of homeowners. But if you want to make adjusting temperature less hassle on your part, consider what a programmable thermostat can do for you.

It enables you to set different temperatures all through the day, depending on various factors such as when you are home, when the house is empty, the time of the day, and the weather condition. Simply plug it, the programmable thermostat allows you to “set and forget.” You can even control the temperature through your tablet or smartphone with most programmable thermostats sold these days.

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