Studies show that about nine out of ten Americans say they’ve rarely or never programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it – which is a shame, considering that managing the temperature of your home with a thermostat* is one of the easiest ways we know to save energy and lower heating bills.
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it will pay for itself in the first year you own it. But what thermostat settings will give you the best energy-saving bang for the buck?
Let’s take a look.
Once you get a handle on using your programmable thermostat, the U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:
Be smart and save on your monthly energy bills this winter and beyond. Want to save even more? Contact us today to learn about high-efficiency propane and heating oil equipment installation and service in Androscoggin County, ME.
* If you have a wi-fi thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone!