The coldest weather of the winter is coming to SC soon. Here’s where to adjust your thermostat to save money
Some South Carolinians may want to check out their extra blankets from storage.
South Carolina may soon see the coldest weather this winter, as temperatures are expected to drop over the next few days, according to National Weather Service.
Forecasts from Tuesday show temperatures in much of the state will reach highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s on Wednesday. However, this is just a preview of the cooler weather ahead.
The state will see slightly warmer highs in the 50s on Thursday and Friday, but still lows in the 20s.
However, highs in the 30s are not expected to be surpassed Saturday — with lows in the spine-chilling teens, the National Weather Service said. Sunday is expected to be nearly as cold, with highs in the 40s and lows again in the teens.
Adjust temperature in SC
With colder temperatures on the way, residents will be tempted to turn up the heat in their homes. However, all that extra heat won’t come cheap.
What is actually the best temperature to set your thermostat to save the most money during this extremely cold weather?
the US Department of Energy She recommends setting your thermostat to about 68 degrees or 70 degrees when you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home to save energy in the winter.
“During the winter, the lower the indoor temperature, the slower the heat loss. So, the longer your home stays at a lower temperature, the more energy you save, because your home lost less energy than it would have at a higher temperature,” she said. Ministry of Energy.
Carolina Comfort, a Columbia-based HVAC company, notes that 68 degrees is a great temperature to aim for, because it’s warm enough to keep most people from shivering, while still low enough to avoid wasting money or overworking the heater.
“Overpressure may result in the installation of a new heating system,” says Carolina Comfort.
Energy saving tips
Dominion Energy He has several tips to help South Carolinians save money on their electricity bills this winter.
Limit the use of electric heaters for supplementary heating
Get your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) tuned up annually
Change filters monthly or when dirty
Set the water heater to “warm” or 120 degrees
Check ductwork for leaks/ruptures and repair as needed