Choose the Right Thermostat Settings for Pearland Weather

Pearland’s weather fluctuates constantly, and it can be challenging to choose the thermostat settings that will help you save the most money. 

Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood HVAC professionals are here to help! Choosing these settings can help you save money.

Do some of these settings seem too high or too low? Remember, you can use ceiling fans, standing fans, electric blankets, heating pads, and sweaters to help you manage your personal experience of temperature throughout the house. In fact, when you do this, you save energy and achieve a comfortable equilibrium without blasting the AC or the heat. 

Some HVAC companies advise you to change temperatures at night or when you leave. A smart thermostat can help make this less of a pain, but often, we find it’s just as effective to pick one temperature and stick to it throughout the season.


Spring (March to May) 

Outdoors, average temperatures tend to hover in the 70s during the daytime and can plunge back down into the high 40s at night. 

68 degrees is an excellent temperature for this time of year. It will feel cool during the cool periods and warm during the warm periods. 

You can save a few dollars by turning the thermostat down even more while you’re sleeping or aren’t at home, but you’ll realize decent savings by keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees throughout the spring. 


Summer (June to August) 

Outdoors, average temperatures are now hovering in the low 90s during the day and are going into the high 70s at night. Keeping your house cool will be the primary concern.

70 degrees is the right temperature for this time of year. You’ll keep your house cooler than it is outside, but you’ll save energy. Don’t forget to turn on those ceiling fans!

To shave a few dollars off your bill, raise the thermostat to 72 or even 74 degrees when you’re vacationing outside of the home. Unless you have pets, there’s nobody there that needs to be colder, but you don’t want to leave the AC off altogether so that your air filter continues to do its job.


Fall (September to November)

Daytime temperatures start to fall into the low 80s during the day and can settle into the 50s at night. We start to see more of those damp, cold days that make you want to reach for a jacket, and you can definitely feel the bite in the air.

This season really depends on what’s going on outside. Choose a temperature that is working for you that’s somewhere between 68 and 72 degrees, and then stick to it. 


Standard Winters (December to February) 

During a normal season, we rarely see temperatures plunge below freezing, though when the weather turns wet, a 50-degree day can feel very cold indeed. 

At this point, you might want to take your thermostat all the way up to 72 degrees if you’re truly starting to feel chilly. That might be a bit too warm for some family members, though, so any temperature within the 68- 72-degree range will be fine.


Ice and Snow Storms

We’ve had enough ice and snow storms in recent years to make them worth addressing on their own. When temperatures are below freezing, and you’re starting to feel truly miserable, it’s perfectly fine to crank your heater up to 74 degrees and enjoy the warmth.

You’ll feel better as you wait out the snow day, and your pipes will be less likely to freeze. A win-win. 

During an unusual situation, comfort outweighs the few extra dollars you’ll spend staying warmer during the 3-day to week-long period that we tend to experience such storms.


Bills high despite best efforts?

If you’re doing everything in your power to control the temperature in your home and your bills are still high, chances are something else is wrong.

Why not call Dalton AC and Heating to schedule a checkup for your system? We’ll diagnose the problem and repair it so you can stay comfortable without breaking your budget.

Call us to schedule your appointment today!

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