As a local Heating & Air Conditioning provider in a small town, I’m always asked what temperature do I have my thermostat set to in the winter. I tell anyone asking, that I always keep my thermostat set to 60 degrees fahrenheit during the winter, & I happily wear a overcoat inside. In the cold weather, a furnace will pump warmed air into a room until the Heating & Air Conditioning units’ internal thermometer reaches the proposed, & preferred temperature control. Then the heating machine turns off until the temperature in the room falls back down a couple of degrees. At that point, the furnace will start up again, coming through the heating vents to sizzling your home, & to make it more comfortable. Your heater, if worked on always with the required Heating & Air Conditioning preventive maintenance, will continue this cycle, over & over again. However, the higher the thermostat is set, the harder the furnace must task to heat your entire house. The furnace works harder to arrive at that higher preset temperature control. With every degree higher that the thermostat has been set to, you will see an increase in your electric bill. Setting the thermostat to 60 degrees will always keep enough sizzling air in the rooms for comfort. At that temperature control, however, you will need to wear a overcoat & some sizzling bed slippers to stay comfortable & cozy. In order to save money on heating costs this winter, you should keep the thermostat at 60 degrees, wear sizzling clothing & consider enjoying a tepid cup of cocoa in the cool evenings while kneeling by the fireplace.