Thermostat Basics – What’s an Efficient Winter Setting?

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Thermostat Basics – An Efficient and Comfortable Winter Setting

At Pharo Heating, most of our clients are concerned with energy efficiency. One of the questions often asked is “What is the ideal thermostat setting in winter?” Installing a programmable thermostat in any Madison, WI, home is an easy way to improve a home’s overall energy efficiency if you take the time to learn the right settings and let the thermostat do the work for you.

How to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

According to the US Department of Energy, the best settings for a programmable thermostat in winter is 68 degrees. To save even more money, you can set a programmable thermostat back 10 degrees or more when you go to bed at night and when you are gone during the day. This one simple step can save you up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill.

The major benefit of programmable thermostats is that you can set them to automatically adjust the indoor temperature so you come home to a comfortable house. Setting your thermostat to 68 degrees in cold weather is just one many energy tips that can save you money.

Getting the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Pharo Heating is pleased to offer our customers a complete line of Bryant heating and cooling products. If you are still using a manual thermostat, we highly recommend that you upgrade to a programmable unit. In addition to saving money every month, you will feel more comfortable in your own home. The most efficient programmable units come with the following features:

  • Ability to program heating and cooling functions on a weekly or daily basis
  • Humidity and air quality control
  • Large print and a back-lit LCD screen make it easy to read in the dark
  • Zoning systems to set different temperature controls for every room in your home
  • Vacation and override settings
  • Built-in dirty air filter alert
  • Remote control access

We sell several programmable and non-programmable Bryant thermostats. A knowledgeable member of our team is available at any time to help you with understanding the functions of our thermostats. We are committed to your satisfaction and comfort. Please call us today at 608-849-5410 or visit our website at

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