Heating or cooling your home accounts for more than half of your annual home energy use! Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way to reduce your energy bill and be more efficient? You can easily control the temperature of your home while saving energy and money with a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. Turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling costs!
In the winter, set your thermostat to 68°F while you are awake and set it lower while you are asleep or away from home. In the summer, set your thermostat at as high a temperature as comfortably possible. The recommended setting is 78°F while you are home and higher when you are away from home. Although thermostats can be adjusted manually, programmable thermostats avoid discomfort by returning temperatures to normal before you wake or return home.
If you have a heat pump, you may require a special programmable thermostat to maximize your energy savings year-round.
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