Come winter time here in frigid Indiana, we know how much you look forward to stepping into your warm and cozy home, out of the grip of the bitter cold. However, the habits you develop when it comes to the temperature settings of your furnace or heating system will play a big role in your overall heating costs.

 

The fact is that you only need to warm your Greencastle home to a comfortable temperature and setting the thermostat too high does nothing but increase your operating costs. To make matters clearer, let us explain what happens when you do this.

 

Why setting your furnace temperature too high is not so cool after all

 

Your gas furnace or heat pump system has a certain capacity and the system works at this level to warm the interior to the desired temperature. If you set the temperature to 79 degrees instead of 70 degrees, the system still works at the same speed, it just takes longer to bring the temperature up to 79 degrees which may actually be uncomfortably warm for you.

 

That means you are forcing your heating system to work overtime and create an environment that can just lead to more frequent .

 

Setting your furnace thermostat too high will only hurt your wallet:

 

You are wasting a lot of energy by forcing your heater to work overtime for no reason at all, and all of this is going to reflect in your utility bill.

 

When the set temperature is achieved, you are likely to find it overly warm inside, and you will reset the temperature. Frequent resetting is a good reason for escalating bills because your furnace starts and stops repeatedly as you keep changing the temperature settings.

 

If you set the temperature to say, 79, then leave your home without turning the furnace back down, or off, it will just run continuously the entire time you are gone.

 

Add to this the fact that all the extra work this creates for your furnace is causing it to suffer incredible wear and tear over a relatively short period of time. This translates into more , repairs, and replacement costs too. The best way to keep your heating bills within reason is to set the temperature at the lowest comfortable setting and leave it alone.

 

So here are 4 helpful tips to stay warm and cozy here in Greencastle without wasting your hard-earned money on excessive utility costs:

 

  • Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and leave it there.
  • If you leave home for 4 hours or more, set the furnace temperature between 62-64 degrees.
  • If you leave for 12 hours or more, set it to about 60 degrees.
  • If you arrive home after being gone for 12 hours or more, set the heating thermostat to the temperature you want to achieve, and nothing higher. Setting the thermostat to 85 degrees WILL NOT warm your home any quicker. You just risk wasting energy if you forget to turn it back to the right setting.

 

Need help choosing your next furnace? Call us today for a free assessment and free estimate.

 

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Greencastle Furnace and Heating Systems – 4 Money-Saving Benefits When You Select the Right Temperature​

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