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3 Reasons You Should Consider Adjusting Your Thermostat in the Evening

Arianne Large - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Want to save money on your heating and air conditioning bill? It may be as simple as turning down that thermostat.

Is your heating and air conditioning bill soaring? Or, are you simply finding yourself uncomfortable? There are a lot of reasons you might want to consider adjusting your thermostat in the evening. Here are three reasons:

1. Your body tolerates cold better during the night.

During the night, your core body temperature drops by a few degrees. You can tolerate colder temperatures at this point. And even if you can't, you can pile some blankets on and make a nest. During the night, you often just need a single room to be warm. So it can be a waste to have your heating on throughout the house.

2. You can save on your bills.

Lower your heating to compensate for your lower body temperature or lower your AC and shed a few blankets. While you're asleep, you probably won't notice. Adjusting your thermostat in the evening means that you can reduce the amount of heating and air conditioning in your home for nearly half the day.

3. You may actually rest better.

Do you find yourself frequently tossing and turning, struggling to get a good night's sleep? That could actually be because your thermostat is turned up too high. Not only does your body tolerate cold better during the night, but it can become uncomfortable if it's too warm. If you wake up in sweat-soaked sheets, this could be the answer.

Don't want to adjust your thermostat manually each time? Consider the installation of a "smart" thermostat. Smart thermostats will adhere to a schedule. You may not even notice that the temperature is changing.

Our team of heating and air conditioning experts at Helms Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you find the products right for you. Get in touch with us today to learn more.