No one wants to pay for their heating and air conditioning to keep their house nice and comfortable when no one is at home. So, what should you set your thermostat to when you’re on vacation? Let’s take a look at the age-old question of temperature when you’re out of town.
The Temperature in the Winter Months
The most important things to remember are your pipes when setting the thermostat in your house in the winter. If you go on vacation, the last thing you want to come home to are pipes that burst from freezing. You can set the temperature in your home to around 64 degrees, but don’t set it lower than 60 degrees when you go out of town during the cold winter months. You’ll save on energy by keeping it cooler, but your pipes will stay warm enough not to freeze.
The Temperature in the Summer Months
In the summer, you don’t have to worry about frozen pipes, but you do need to consider the humidity factor. If your home gets too hot, the humidity level can rise, and you run the risk of mold and mildew growth. While you don’t want to keep the air conditioner on full blast when you’re on vacation, and no one is home to enjoy the cool air, you don’t want to set it too high. A thermostat setting of around 78 degrees will keep your house cool without using excessive energy while you’re away.
Instead of worrying about the temperature in your home while you’re away, consider investing in a smart thermostat that you can adjust anytime, and from anywhere. Talk to the pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc. about a thermostat upgrade and other ways you can save energy keeping your home comfortable year-round.