Winter is finally behind us, so you can forget about your thermostat, right? Not exactly! When you use it wisely, your thermostat can help you earn savings on every bill, all year round.
If you’re interested in saving 10%—or more—every month, take these suggestions to heart.
Many people simply don’t deal with their thermostats, and oftentimes this is due to a lack of understanding of how exactly to use it. Taking the time to learn how to use your thermostat can make a big difference to your bottom line. Using your thermostat properly can result in a total return on your investment within a year, not to mention the fact that you’ll save on service since your system will no longer be working inefficiently.
Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind.
Get to know your thermostat. Does it need to be adjusted manually? If so, check out the manual and learn what to do. It should only take a few minutes. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it from your phone. These are the possible modes it has:
Keep your schedule in mind. Establish your thermostat’s settings based on what your days are like. Think about the following parts of your day:
Use these suggestions, from the U.S. Department of Energy. These are helpful for setting the temperatures in your Central Maine home throughout each day or week.
Daytime: Set your thermostat to adjust about 20 to 30 minutes before you leave the house. About 20 to 30 minutes before you return, set it to go back to its original temperature.
When you’re asleep: Set your adjustments to start an hour before bedtime. Then set them to return to normal comfort levels 30 minutes before you get up in the morning.
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