Thermostat minimum temperature setting


  #1  
Old 12-21-17, 03:36 AM
T
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 915
Received 86 Upvotes on 76 Posts
Thermostat minimum temperature setting

I've read in the past that low temperatures can damage wood floors and possibly cause other problems, as well. I'd like to find out how low is too low. Our thermostat is set for 60 degrees overnight so it may get that cold for a few hours each night.
 
  #2  
Old 12-21-17, 06:35 AM
Houston204's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,644
Received 72 Upvotes on 65 Posts
What thermostat do you have?

The Honeywell thermostats that I typically install only limit the minimum COOL setting and maximum heat setting.
I believe that my stat is configured for 68 minimum cool and 76 max heat setting.
 
  #3  
Old 12-21-17, 10:36 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Jersey
Posts: 71,692
Received 3,338 Upvotes on 2,997 Posts
I would say 60 is a little cool at night. The results are different in every house and location. Setting the stat to 60 may allow areas of the house to get too cold. But more importantly is the time and cost it takes to raise the temperature back up to normal.

This type of setback is definitely not recommended for a heat pump or electric furnace system.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: