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People have thermostats in the home largely for one reason: comfort. So the simple answer to what temperature to set your thermostat at should be whatever makes you and others in your home comfortable, although not everyone may agree on the same temperature.

However, it can be expensive to heat or cool the home, especially in extremely hot summers, or cold winter months. Is there a recommended temperature to keep your thermostat at for optimum comfort and efficiency?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 68 degrees is the recommended temperature during the winter, and 78 degrees is recommended during the summer. While individual climate may change this number slightly, it is a good starting point. Figure out what works for you and your family for both comfort and expense. It may take some give and take to work out what fits everyone’s needs, but doing so can end the thermostat wars and keep everyone cool.

You can also save up to 10% off your heating and cooling bill by changing the normal temperature of your home just 7-10 degrees for 8 hours, which means if you set your thermostat higher during the summer when you’re at work, or lower during the winter, you can save on your energy bill.

If you and your family need help deciding on the optimal temperature for your home, a local technician familiar with the climate and needs of your area is the perfect person to help. The next time you schedule your regular maintenance, talk to a technician from Prestige Heating & Air Conditioning about the most energy-efficient temperature for you. Schedule an appointment with us today.