What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat in Winter?


Is your family constantly arguing over winter thermostat settings? It’s time to freeze the family feud over the proper thermostat temperature in winter. Everyone needs to keep their cool. In this article, we’ll help answer these questions:

  • What is the best temperature to set your thermostat during winter?
  • What temperature should you set your thermostat at night during the winter?
  • What temperature to set your thermostat in winter when you’re away?
  • What is the lowest recommended temperature to set your thermostat in winter?

Now, let’s start with the most important question the one who is responsible for paying the heating bill is asking…

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Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners this Fall


Before the weather gets too cold, it’s crucial to prepare for the winter months to avoid costly damage. Snow, ice, and freezing weather can wreak havoc on homes across the Tri-state, so it is important to get your house in good shape before all of the leaves have fallen. While each home is different, there are some basic things any homeowner should do at this time of year to ensure you won’t find an unexpected problem this winter.

Our fall preventive house maintenance checklist is a guide every homeowner should consider in order to prevent costly repairs and damage to their home.

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What’s a Furnace Tune-Up?

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Fall is officially here, and that means it’s time to schedule your annual furnace tune-up.

While you already know the importance of calling Hauser Air for heating repair when your system fails to function properly, you may not realize that regular furnace maintenance is just as important in the long-term performance of your heating and cooling system. Heater tune-ups are a powerful preventive tool that offers amazing returns on your investment.

Not convinced that you need preventive maintenance this year? Keep reading to find out why you should start scheduling furnace tune-ups.

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What to Do When Your AC System Freezes Up

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Is your air conditioner freezing up? It can be surprising to see a chunk of ice sitting on your outdoor AC system, especially in the middle of summer. But sometimes you can’t even see the ice on the exterior of the unit.

While you may think something like this during the hottest days of the year is impossible, an air conditioning unit freezing in the summertime is something that happens frequently.

If you fear you’re experiencing a frozen air conditioner, continue reading to learn:

  • what causes it
  • what to do if you’re experiencing a frozen AC system
  • how you can prevent or keep something like this from happening again

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“The Heat” Newsletter: Summer 2021 Edition

It’s not too late for an air conditioner tune-up! Call us today to schedule yours. In this edition we welcome EIGHT new employees to our growing team. Our newsletter, The Heat, features coupons, helpful articles, delicious recipes, and fun photos of Hauser Air in the community. Subscribe here to get The Heat delivered to your inbox each month.


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10 Ways To Reduce Your Air Conditioning Costs This Summer

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Is it possible to keep your house cool this summer without paying an arm and a leg to your utility company?

Absolutely it is. But it takes a little work on your part.

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re living in a pressure cooker, so we tend to crank up the AC when the weather gets hot outside. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, American households can expect to spend $422, or $141 per month, on electricity bills in June-August. In some parts of the country where summers get extremely hot, it’s common to see utility bills easily over a few hundred dollars per month.

So how can you keep your AC bill down this summer? There are some ways to save money on air conditioning, specifically helping your AC unit run more efficiently, which will help you save some summer cash. Follow these helpful ways to reduce your AC costs during the summer heat.

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HVAC Options to Consider When Finishing Your Basement

Finishing your basement is a great way to expand your living space. Maybe you’re planning that perfect spot to watch the big game or making a play space for the kids. No matter the reason for initiating this project, it’s always a solid investment.

But between conversations about where the air hockey table could go, how much living space and storage space you’ll want, and whether or not to add a bathroom, the one thing that often gets overlooked is how you’ll be heating and cooling your finished basement.

Before any framing or drywall starts going up, you need to take a step back and think about how you want your HVAC system to help keep your new, liveable space comfortable throughout the year.

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What Constitutes an Air Conditioning Repair Emergency?

A cooling emergency requires fast action to restore the function of your home’s cooling system. Particularly during the hot months of summer, a total cooling breakdown can cause the temperature and humidity levels in your home to rise quickly, increasing discomfort and even risking damage to the materials in your home.

When a cooling issue arises in your home, knowing when you should call for emergency AC repair service can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with taking the right steps to rectify the situation.

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The Basics of Biannual HVAC Maintenance Service

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Just like your car, your HVAC system needs regular servicing to maintain its performance level. Each year, scheduling biannual system maintenance, allows you and your trusted service partner to keep tabs on your heating and cooling system in terms of age and performance, as well as evaluate any changes in your home comfort needs. This biannual heating and cooling service appointment is the perfect time to take stock of your current system and determine whether repairs, upgrades, or replacements are needed, either today or in the near future.

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