Figuring out the best way to heat your house in the winter is not only a good way to save money on your monthly utility bill, but is also a good way to help protect the environment. There are a lot of different ways to do this, but here at Builder’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we have found that a good solution is to find the best temperature to set the thermostat at and keep it there consistently.
The truth is that the ideal temperature for the thermostat will change from house to house. Once you find what works for you and your family, you will be able to utilize the climate control in a more efficient manner. Now, knowing that this temperature is obviously subject to be slightly different for you, we have found that most people like the climate indoors to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some will like it much higher than this, and others will want to lower this a bit. We suggest setting the temp at the neutral 70 degrees and seeing how you feel. If you are happy, then you can leave it be. If it gets a little too warm for you, especially in all those winter clothing layers, then you can save even more money on your bill by lowering it. If, however, you feel colder than you would like, then you can start changing it.
If you decide that a change is in order, whether that change be for the hotter or the colder, we suggest making the change in small increments. Believe it or not, each degree of change will be a lot more drastic than you realize when it comes to your heating in Denver. A degree one way or the other will make a difference, and you can gauge how things are from there.
In the end, this is a decision that you will have to base on your own home and family. We can give you an average number, but your own body and expectations might just cause you to be uncomfortable in that standard.