As the next Florida winter approaches, you may be wondering: What exactly is the ideal temperature for my Fort Myers home? Whether you want to keep holiday guests comfortable or your energy bills in check, choosing the right thermostat temperature is important. Here are some guidelines to help you find the setting that works best for you.

How to Find the Right Temperature

Getting two people to agree on the ideal indoor temperature is nearly impossible. However, once you know some general guidelines, finding the right temperature for your home should be relatively simple. Here are a few common recommendations:

  • When people are home, keep the temperature between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The closer you get to 68, the better it will be for your wallet.
  • When the house is empty or your family is asleep, you can save money by lowering the temperature. A range of 62 to 66 degrees should be good. You can also lower the temperature slightly while you’re sleeping.
  • If your family prefers a warmer temperature but your goal is to lower your energy bills, dial back the temperature gradually. Start at whatever temperature feels most comfortable and lower the temperature by one degree each week until you hit your goal temperature.

The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

If you’re serious about keeping your home at the ideal temperature for comfort and energy efficiency, consider investing in a smart thermostat — or at least a programmable model. These thermostats allow you to set a schedule in advance so that your system can automatically and smoothly transition between different temperatures according to your family’s routine. With Trane’s connected controls, you can even make adjustments remotely via an app, which comes in handy during last-minute schedule changes.

Ready to upgrade your thermostat? Call Certified Heating and Cooling Inc. at 239-205-8342. Our NATE-certified technicians are ready to help with all of your winter HVAC needs, from installation and repair to Blue Ribbon maintenance.

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