How to Prevent Thermostat Wars


In some households, setting proper thermostat settings can feel like a real battle. Thermostat wars cost American consumers a small fortune in utility bills each year. The following tips will help you to avoid those prolonged thermostat struggles.

Embrace the Power of Dehumidifiers

A dehumidifier can drastically alter one's perception of temperature in any room. What's more, changing humidity levels can alleviate common health problems like allergies. If there’s someone in your family convinced that a certain temperature is the perfect setting, dehumidifying your room will make it feel colder. Just make sure, it’s not lower than 20%!

Regulate Temperatures With Textiles

Throw rugs and curtains are natural heat sinks that can seriously impact a room's temperature. If you want a room to be cooler than the rest of the house, bare tile or hardwood flooring is highly advisable.

Deploy Portable Heaters and Fans

Space heaters are often the most effective way to customize the temperature of a room on the fly. Even if your thermostat is set to a colder setting, you can warm up the specific space you’re using.

Opt for a Zone-Based HVAC System

Arguably the ultimate solution to thermostat disputes, a revamped duct system will allow a homeowner to fine-tune temperatures on a room-by-room basis. An experienced HVAC contractor can install a multi-zone duct system without causing major disruptions to a client's home life.

Switch to a Modern Smart Thermostat

Programmable thermostats manufactured by firms like Google and Honeywell can save you hundreds of dollars a year. More importantly, they allow the occupants of a home to find a happy medium as far as temperatures go.

If you want to end thermostat wars for good, Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air is the team to call. We make short work of HVAC problems for Southaven residents who want the most bang for their buck.