Hometown Heating & Cooling

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR CLIENTS:
During these uncertain times we want to make sure that our clients know we are still here for you. We are taking every precaution to keep you and your families safe when we come to your home. We understand that because of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) many of our clients are not working. We want do do our part to make you comfortable in your home; this is why we will be offering deferred payments for 90 days with 0% interest for Service/Repairs services while our nation fights against the Coronavirus.

Thermostats: Non-programmable or Programmable?

According to Energy Star, about 45% of a home’s energy is utilized for heating and cooling (that averages about $2,100-$2,500 annually). What is sad is most of that is conditioning unoccupied space – like when you are away from home. But do programmable thermostats cost more? Sure they have more features then a non-programmable thermostat. So how it is going to save you money? Simple by programming it for the best energy savings.

HEATING SEASON

  • Away: When leaving on vacation or away for work set your thermostat for between 50-55 degrees F. This will be warm enough to help prevent against freezing pipes. 
  • Sleep: When you are sleeping set your thermostat for between 55-65 degrees. You might even find out to sleep better. 
  • Home/Awake: During the day you need to be comfortable in your home but to save the green stuff you can’t set your thermostat to rain forest temperatures. Find the coolest temperature you are comfortable with and wear a comfy hoodie and some socks.  For most people that sweet spot is around 68-72 degrees. 

COOLING SEASON

  • Away: When leaving on vacation or away for work set your thermostat for between 85-90 degrees F. If you have pets at home you probably want to set it for between 80-85. 
  • Sleep: When you are sleeping set your thermostat for between 65-75 degrees. And on those cools summer nights turn your system on circulate and open some windows.  
  • Home/Awake: With the humidity here in Virginia we almost HAVE to have the AC running to be comfortable at home. But we don’t need to live in a freezer either. Set that thermostat between 72-75 degrees F for the best energy savings.  

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