What Should I Set My Thermostat at to Save Money?

Written on: September 30, 2019

Thermostat settings

Did you know that nine out of ten Americans say they rarely—or never—program their thermostat? That’s mostly due to the fact that they’re just not certain how to do it.

If you’re in that big majority, we recommend you spend a little time in the coming weeks to learn how to set your thermostat. It’s going to save you money! Why pass that opportunity by?

Managing the temperature of your home with a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save about 10 percent on your annual energy costs. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat and still rely on an old manual one, we suggest you look into installing one this season. When used correctly, a programmable thermostat will pay for itself quickly and potentially save you hundreds of dollars in energy bills in the years ahead.

Once you get a handle on using your programmable thermostat— such as knowing how to pre-set the times you want the temperature setting to change—follow these suggestions from the U.S Department of Energy.

Note: If you have Wi-Fi programmable thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.

When should I replace my thermostat?

Like any home comfort equipment, your thermostat has a shelf life– and when it fails, your home heating equipment won’t work. Be on the lookout for these symptoms, which may be a sign that your thermostat needs to be replaced.

Remember, your heating starts and stops with your thermostat.

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