Interested in saving energy and money, but not sure where to start? Your thermostat is a great place to begin! By adjusting your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees
from its normal setting – for 8 hours a day – you can save up to 10% a year on your
energy bill. That is approximately $83 a year – score! Sooo…at what temperature should you set
your thermostat? In cooler months, aim to keep your thermostat
set to about 68 degrees when you’re home and awake. Not used to that temperature? Grab a blanket, invest in a new pair of slippers,
make yourself a cup of tea – once your body adapts, your wallet will thank you! And at night, you can nudge that thermostat
down a little more – your pajamas and blankets will help keep you cozy. Going on vacation? You can set your thermostat to around 55 degrees
to save even more energy without worrying about your pipes freezing. In the warmer months, keep your thermostat
around 78 degrees when you’re home, then nudge it up when you leave. Still feeling a bit warm? Invest in a fan! Ceiling fans allow you to set your thermostat
about 4 degrees warmer without feeling a noticeable difference. Just remember, fans cool people not rooms,
so be sure to turn it off when you leave. If you want to have even more control over
your home’s heating and cooling systems, consider purchasing a new smart thermostat. These devices “learn” from your daily habits and adjust accordingly to the times you are away from home and are sleeping…this can
help to further maximize your energy savings! For additional ways to use energy more efficiently
and lower your energy bills, visit energysaver.gov