The end of daylight saving time is coming up quickly, which means you should take steps to make sure your home stays comfortably heated. Learn more about why you might need to adjust your thermostat when standard time returns this fall and how to do so for maximum indoor comfort.
Change the Time
If your programmable thermostat doesn’t automatically update the time from daylight saving time to standard time, make sure you change it. You’ll need to manually set it back one hour when the time changes on Sunday, November 5th this year. If you don’t, your thermostat will end up being one hour ahead, which could affect its programming.
Check the Thermostat Schedule
With the weather getting cooler, this is also the time to check your thermostat schedule and make adjustments to it. Doing this helps ensure that your Coastal Bend stays at a comfortable temperature all fall and winter long while also saving you money on your heating bills.
Set a Lower Temperature During the Day
When no one is home during the day, you can have your programmable thermostat set to drop up to 10 degrees. This means your heating system won’t run much for several hours until you’re home. You can program it to go back up to a more comfortable temperature around the time you come home or a little bit before.
Program a Lower Nighttime Temperature
Set your programmable thermostat to drop 10 to 15 degrees during the night when you’re in bed. This can save you a considerable amount of money on your heating bills without having to sacrifice much as far as comfort. You can have the thermostat set to increase the temperature around the time you wake up in the morning.
Change the Battery
While you’re adjusting the settings on your thermostat, don’t forget to change the battery. A dead battery means your heating system won’t come on when it needs to during the fall and winter.
If you need a new thermostat in your Coastal Bend home for this heating season, please contact CCAC.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.
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