Adjusting Your Thermostat
- Day & Night: Turn down the thermostat at night and when you're away from home. If you lower your home temperature when you leave for work until you return home (6-8 hours later) the adjustment can save you about 2% on your heating bill. A good rule of thumb is to set the thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter.
- Get With the Program: A new wave of thermostats now allow you to control the temperature of your home with ease. To get the most from your thermostat, program out all your desired settings. Set the recommended temperatures for day, night, while you sleep, the seasonal months, and while you are away on vacation – your thermostat will already know to set to that desired temperature when you are expected home. Programmable thermostats, which now start around $20, are an investment that can be recovered through energy savings in the first year or so.
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