Are you looking for ways to save money on HVAC costs? By knowing the most efficient HVAC settings, you can help to save money. At River View Heating & Cooling, we are here to help in the case of installing a new HVAC system in your home and providing regular maintenance and service on that system. Even if you have your system set at the temperatures listed below and have high utility bills, it could be a sign that you need a new system. If you do need a new system, River View Heating & Cooling is here to help.

HVAC Settings for Winter

Typically, you want to set your thermostat to a lower temperature in the winter. According to, the best temperature to set your thermostat to when you and your family are in your home is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, you can help to lower costs on your energy bill by lowering the temperature of your home by seven to 10 degrees when you aren’t there.

HVAC Settings for Summer

Unlike with winter, you want to set your thermostat to a higher temperature in the summer. The best temperature to set your home to in the summer is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it’s more important to keep your family comfortable. Find a temperature that’s right for your family and set it higher when you aren’t home. Programmable thermostats and smart thermostats can make that possible.

HVAC Settings for Spring and Fall

Due to the changing temperatures in the fall and spring, especially in Cincinnati, it’s best to play it by ear. If there a number of cold days in a row, you may find it’s beneficial to have your heat on, especially during the winter to spring transition. Similarly, you may want to have your air conditioning on for a string of hot days in the summer to fall transition. Again, this is where a programmable thermostat can be beneficial for your family.

Do I Need a New HVAC System?

Even if you have your system set to the most efficient temperatures, you may find you have to pay a lot in utility costs. The age of your HVAC system could impact the costs of your energy bill each month. HVAC systems don’t last forever. If your system is between 15 and 25 years old, it may be time to consider purchasing a new system. Purchasing a new system is easy when you have River View Heating & Cooling on your side. We sell Daikin Comfort products and offer a special leasing program on them, which other heating and cooling companies in Cincinnati don’t offer. Need a new system? Call us today.

By knowing the most efficient HVAC settings, you can help your family save money on utility costs. However, having an older, outdated system in your home can also impact the amount of money you spend on utility costs. If you’re in need of a new system, the technicians at River View Heating & Cooling are here to help. We install Daikin Comfort products, which are top of the line HVAC systems made in America. Need a new HVAC system? Call River View Heating & Cooling today.

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