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What Should Be the Home Temperature in Winter While Away?


With the holiday season right on our heels, we have a lot to plan for in the coming weeks. Your schedule is jam packed with company parties and family gatherings to celebrate the holidays. You might go the extra mile by spending time away from work by going on vacation somewhere exotic. Whatever your plans, it’s important not to neglect your home’s air conditioning since this can have unfavorable effects. Our AC repairmen at All Brands Corp. AC Inc. go into further detail about the home temperature in winter while away.

The Best Temperature to Set at Home In Winter While You’re On Vacation

To save money on your electric bill, the recommended home temperature in winter while away is 65 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.  As a rule of thumb, for every degree lower on your thermostat, you can save 5% on monthly heating costs during the winter or cooler weather. [1]

When looking for an economical AC unit, a Bosch air conditioner is your best choice since you’ll save an additional 20 to 50 percent on utility bills. As the most popular choice among homeowners due to its standard size, you’ll have no problem saving money with a Bosch AC unit.

The Best Temperature to Set AC for Plants While on Vacation

If you have a green thumb, of course you’ll be concerned about your indoor plants while you’re away this winter. According to Bioadvanced, 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit is the recommended home temperature in winter while away to keep your houseplants happy and alive. [2] Setting the thermostat around 50 degrees Fahrenheit can be problematic for plants as it negatively affects their growth and can cause plant death.

The Best Temperature to Set the Thermostat for Pets at Home

Do you have a furry friend you regrettably can’t take with you on your holiday vacation? If you choose to leave them at home with a dog sitter, the Alliance to Save Energy recommends setting the thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit or a bit lower while away from your pet. [3] Double-check with your veterinarian to confirm 68 degrees Fahrenheit is suitable for your pet, especially if you have an unconventional pet like a hedgehog or a snake.

With a Delonghi AC unit, the dog sitter can easily regulate the temperature for your pet with the user-friendly LED screen. It’s also remote-controlled so they can responsibly adjust the temperature while giving your pet care and attention.

Other Methods to Save Energy While Away This Winter

Setting the home temperature in winter while away to 65 degrees Fahrenheit or lower as doesn’t have to be the only method to save energy and get the most out of your AC unit. There are other energy-saving hacks you could try.

  • Keep curtains and blinds closed to block sunlight during the day as this can raise the temperature within your home.
  • Before leaving, turn off all lights and place a few lamps with timers around the house. This will not only keep lights off during the day, but it will also create the illusion that someone’s home when the lights turn on at night.
  • If you have a programmable thermostat that can be set with a date, schedule not only the suggested temperature when you leave but also schedule a more ideal temperature closer to your return so you’ll be comfortable when you get home.

If you would like to learn more about the best temperature to set your AC this winter or have questions about our inventory of AC unit brands, contact a member of our AC repair team at 305-619-0650 today!




[1] FPL – Ways to Save | Seasonal Residents

[2] Bioadvanced – Winter Care: Caring for Plants

[3] Alliance to Save Energy – Five Ways to Be Energy-Efficient This Winter

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