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4 Tips for Changing Your Thermostat With the Seasons - Garrison and Garrison

4 Tips for Changing Your Thermostat With the Seasons

As the seasons change, so does the need for heating and cooling your home. Adjusting your thermostat settings with the seasonal shifts can help you save money on energy bills and maintain a comfortable living environment. Here are some tips to effectively change your thermostat with the seasons.

Spring and Fall: Transition Seasons with an Efficient Thermostat

During spring and fall, temperatures can fluctuate greatly. It’s often possible to save energy during these milder months.

  • Set it and forget it: Find a comfortable daytime temperature and leave the thermostat alone. Constantly adjusting it can actually lead to higher energy costs.
  • Use natural ventilation: Open windows to cool your house naturally.
  • Dress for the season: Instead of adjusting the thermostat, put on or remove layers of clothing.

By following and sticking to these simple tips, you can help reduce your energy bills and keep your home comfortable no matter the season.

Summer: Keeping Cool

When summer heat sets in, you’ll want your home to be an oasis of cool without overspending on energy.

  • Increase the temperature: When you are away from home, set your thermostat to a higher temperature. 
  • Utilize ceiling fans: Fans can make a room feel up to 4 degrees cooler.
  • Close blinds and curtains: This simple act can reduce heat gain by up to 77 percent.
  • Programmable thermostats: Use one to automatically adjust the temperature at different times of the day. Visit our website to learn about our programmable thermostats to start saving! 

Winter: Staying Warm

During the winter months, it is hard to stay warm inside your home without turning it into a sauna. 

  • Lower the temperature: When you’re asleep or out of the house, lowering your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours can save around 10% a year on your heating bills.
  • Embrace the sunlight: Open curtains on south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and then close them at night.
  • Seal leaks: Ensure that windows and doors are well-sealed to prevent cold air from entering.

Year-Round Energy Saving Tips

There are also general practices you should adopt regardless of the season:

  • Regular maintenance: Keep your HVAC system well-maintained. Replace your air filters regularly to ensure efficiency.
  • Smart or programmable thermostat: Invest in a smart thermostat that can learn your schedule and adjust temperatures accordingly.
  • Insulation: Make sure your home is sufficiently insulated to keep the desired temperature inside.

By following these tips for changing your thermostat with the seasons, you can enjoy a comfortable home while being kind to your wallet and the environment.

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Garrison & Garrison is here to keep you cozy in your home throughout every season. Ensure your home is comfortable throughout the year by contacting us for all your HVAC needs!

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