It’s completely understandable when a homeowner would prefer to have the same exact temperature on the thermostat year round.
After all, it’s not called climate control for nothing.
Everyone is different, and we all have a preferred temperature that makes us the most comfortable. However, it may not be realistic or practical to keep the same exact temperature on the thermostat year round, especially if you live in an area that has extreme temperature shifts throughout the seasons. Put simply, your thermostat should be set to a higher temperature in the summer than it is set to in the winter. This eases the burden on both your air conditioner and your furnace. It also prevents your energy bills from skyrocketing. It may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning that the more significant the difference between the temperature you set for your home and the temperature it is outside, the more work your HVAC system needs to put in. Let’s assume for a moment that a homeowner would prefer to have their temperature at a constant 72 degrees all year round. If the climate they live in is mild nearly all year round, this might not actually be a big deal. However, if for example, it is triple-digit degrees outside in the middle of the summer, the air conditioner is going to have to work hard to change the temperature inside 30 + degrees cooler. Now, what if in that same area, the winters are also brutal? Needless to say, that person’s furnace is going to have to heat their home to several dozen degrees cooler if it’s in the single digits out to maintain that wanted 72 degrees. Therefore, bringing the temperature closer to 80 degrees in the summer, and closer to 60 degrees in the winter, is much more cost-efficient and will put much less strain on your HVAC system.