Having cozy heating and cooling in Alliance, Nebraska, year-round appears to be a great approach. But in reality, how can you keep your home cozy while controlling energy costs?

Having a cozy home when it’s cold isn’t as hard as you may think. But every now and then you could require pro assistance if you’re finding hot and cold pockets. Or if your system doesn’t provide comfort like it once did.

If you’re experiencing comfort trouble or need furnace repair, the heating and cooling experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces can help. Call us at 308-321-4703 to set up an appointment today.

In the interim, here are some tips on how to approach your thermostat while it’s colder.

Adjust Settings When You Go Out

Lowering the thermostat 10–15 degrees while you’re away can save 5–15% on your heating costs, according to the Department of Energy. If your house is empty during the day, this is a good method to reduce expenses. And when you contemplate what only 5% could do for your energy expenses, that can make a major difference!

Lower Temperatures When You Sleep

You can also lower the setting before you fall asleep. It surprisingly benefits more than just your utility expenses! The ideal temperature for going to sleep is 60-67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Your body cools off naturally to help you sleep, so keeping your sleeping area chilly could help you go to sleep more quickly.

Use a Smart Thermostat

One point to think about if you don’t already have it—a smart thermostat. You won’t have to head over to the thermostat to lower it. In reality, you can change it from just about anywhere with your phone. A Wi-Fi thermostat also adjusts to your household schedule and intuitively changes the setting to help you save more on heating.

Have a More Comfortable Residence with Support from the Heating and Cooling Specialists

Even if you don’t make extreme changes to your setting, a tiny adjustment can impact your heating costs.

While you are getting your thermostat under control, there are a few other things to remember during the heating season.

  • Schedule an appointment for annual furnace maintenance. Heating service checks your system is running appropriately and might help make your heating system more efficient.
  • Examine your filtration. If you don’t view light through it, you need to get a new one.

Both of these things will help ensure your furnace is in top form to keep your home toasty.

If you need help putting in a smart thermostat or have heating concerns, talk to the pros at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces to get outstanding guidance. You can get in touch with us at 308-321-4703 or request an appointment online.