Programming Your Thermostat – Tuning Into Savings
November 20, 2015
Are you looking to save on energy costs?
Keeping your home warm this winter doesn’t have to be a battle. Using these tips and tricks you will gain insight on how to program your thermostat in order to tune into big savings!
- Maintain an average temperature. Keeping the `temperature to an average degree of 68°F when you’re awake at home and then changing it lower when you are asleep or away willtrigger savings.
- Turn down the temp periodically. Did you know “by turning your thermostat back 10° to 15° for 8 hours, you can save 5% to 15% a year on your heating bill — a savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long.”
- Install an automated programmable thermostat. The latest technology in thermostats provides equipment that is programmable and automatic. These “set it and forget it” features are an easy way allow you to regulate the temperature not only based on your family habits and schedules. Call your heat provider today to see what installment options they have!
Energy.gov. Program Your Thermostat for Fall and Winter Savings.
Energy.gov. Thermostats. <http://energy.gov/energysaver/thermostats>
SC Living. “Six ways to save energy before Christmas“.