arguing over temperature

With winter just around the corner in Holiday Lakes, Texas, many local homeowners are finding themselves at war — thermostat war. The battle for who chooses the ideal temperature inside the home is one we’ve all dealt with on occasion, and it’s especially challenging when your significant other or roommate prefers a different setting than what you deem comfortable. So, what do you do when you can’t agree?

Find a Nice Compromise

When one of you is hot-natured and the other cold-natured, settling on an ideal thermostat setting can seem impossible. Instead, it may be best to compromise on an energy-efficient temperature setting that helps keep your utility bills in check. For instance, keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees during the winter months can help you save money. During the summer, every degree over 78 is one step closer to substantial savings.

Program Different Settings

Using a programmable thermostat, you can lower the thermostat at night while you sleep, which is a great time for the cold-natured member of the family to pile on those winter blankets. A programmable thermostat allows you to set multiple temperature changes throughout the day, so you can essentially set it and forget it. This allows you to work around each other’s schedule and select comfort levels appropriate to whoever happens to be home at certain times of the day.

Utilize Single-Room Options

Ceiling fans, portable fans, and space heaters all come in handy when one person in the household has different comfort needs than everyone else. These options can also save you money by allowing you to run your HVAC system at a more efficient level.

Alternatively, you can upgrade your HVAC with a zoned system, which divides your home into specific zones that each person can operate individually. For example, if your teenager prefers his bedroom much colder than you, he can control the setting without disrupting your toasty warm retreat.

Call Davis Air Conditioning & Heating at 888-710-5530 to learn more about our home comfort solutions.

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