North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning is Greenville, NC’s premier HVAC company. For more than two decades, we have provided quality heating and cooling services throughout Pitt and Beaufort Counties. We offer reliable service in HVAC for Greenville, NC, Blounts Creek, NC, and Washington, NC services, products, and installations for homes and businesses in our community.
With winter in full swing, you might be wondering what thermostat temperature is best for this time of year. The answer varies, depending on where you live, the age and size of your home, and your own personal preference. However, there is an ideal range that will keep your home warm without hiking up your utility bills. 
During the winter, 68 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for your home. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it up to lower a few degrees at night and during the day while you’re at work. This will decrease your home’s energy usage and help to lower your utility bills. In fact, studies show that lowering your home’s temperature 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day can use up to 15% less energy.
If you plan on going out of town for a while, you can also lower your thermostat’s temperature to help conserve energy and save money. However, you don’t want to turn off your heat altogether, as this could cause your pipes to freeze. In addition, doing so could end up taking more energy to heat your home back up than if you had left your heat on the entire time. 
If it’s taking a lot of time and energy for your home to get warm and stay warm, there could be something going on with your HVAC system and/or your furnace. Be sure to have an HVAC professional come check it out ASAP. 
For all of your heating needs this winter, give us a call at North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning in Greenville, NC.