What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 14, 2019

has been helping homeowners in Burbank and throughout the neighboring communities stay warm since 2001. A common question we get from our customers are concerns regarding what the best thermostat temperature setting is for winter. Let’s have a closer look at the answer. EPA Recommendation The EPA focuses on energy conservation and so recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit as a starting point. Research has shown that 68 degrees strikes a good balance between energy efficiency, safety and comfort. If you find 68 to be too cold, the EPA recommends increasing in one-degree increments. Wait a while, and then judge whether the new setting is comfortable enough. Optimal Humidity Helps Be mindful that the EPA makes this recommendation within the context of optimal relative humidity. Humidity is lower in winter, which is why static electricity is more common. The optimal relative humidity depends on a number of factors, but an RH of 40 percent is a good starting point and can make a difference of several degrees or more when it comes to being comfortable. Invest in a Smart Thermostat Your optimal temperature will vary throughout the day. The general recommendation is 62 to 66 degrees while everyone is out of the...

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