What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat In Winter?

by | Feb 3, 2020 | Heating | 0 comments

When the cold weather hits there is a question that always comes up. What temperature should I set my thermostat in Winter?

While each home is different, we hope the following tips will help you consider your ideal thermostat temperature.

The best thermostat setting for Winter

Here are 3 tips to help you determine the best temperature to set your themostat.


If you lower your indoor temperature by just 7 or 8 degrees for a few hours while you are away, you can save up to 10% on your monthly bill. And, according to a study by The National Institute of Health, your body will experience a more restful night of sleep when it reaches a balance of your thermal state. So, changing your thermostat frequently can disrupt not only your bill but your sleep as well.


If manually changing the thermostat when you’re going out and coming back in is a nuisance, investing in a programmable thermostat is the perfect option for you. In the winter, experts say 68 degrees is the best temperature for staying comfortable and reducing your monthly costs.


After you have set your thermostat to the best temperature, here are some additional tips to help stay comfortable:

  • Dress in layers, think about using thicker socks and warm blankets.
  • Use rugs in your home to avoid your feet getting too cold.
  • Seal up any cracks in your windows and doors to prevent cold air from getting in.
  • Get a hot cup of coffee, this will help keep you warm and happier.
  • Save money by cooking at home, use your stove and oven to keep your home warmer as you cook.

Wrapping It Up

As you consider these tips, keep in mind that the more that your inside temperature differs from the outside temperature, the more expensive your utility bill is going to be.

If you can’t decide what temperature to set your themostat this Winter, let us help. Southern Pride Service Inc. is committed to helping you stay warm and comfortable every winter season; which is why we are offering a SMECO Approved Thermostat for your home as a way to help you reduce those costs. This energy saving thermostat is a $375 Value, and is yours free.* Learn more about this promotion by clicking here. You can also reach out to us by clicking the button below.

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