Thermostat settings to save energy

Thermostat settings to save energy

Setting the thermostat correctly can save you a lot of money throughout the year.

The average U.S. homeowner spends $2,500 a year on home energy with 56 percent, or $1,400, going toward heating and cooling costs.

Put those dollars to better use by setting your thermostat to energy efficient temperatures: 78 degrees in the summer and 68 degrees in the winter.

No matter what the season, a programmable thermostat can help you save even more. Once properly programmed, the thermostat automatically regulates the temperature inside your house to coincide with when you’re there and when you’re not.

Consider setting your thermostat 2 degrees Fahrenheit higher in summer and lower in the winter for additional energy savings.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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