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5 Tips For thermostat management

Ever wondered if you can save money by simply manipulating your thermostat in certain ways? Turns out, you can. Not only is your thermostat one of the biggest causes for people’s frustrations, but it can be used for money saving in ways that many people haven’t explored yet. Here are the top 5 tips for thermostat management.

Turn Your Thermostat Down 10-15 Degrees Each Day

Did you know that turning your thermostat down just 10-15 degrees could save you between 5 and 15 percent on your annual electric bill? Yeah, that’s pretty crazy stuff. Definitely worth some long johns and maybe an extra sweater. That’s an investment, right there, and we think more people need to know about it.

Consider Not Using it Unless You Really Have To

When you consider the grand scheme of things, extra heat in more neutral times, like the autumn and the spring aren’t necessarily needed. Although it may be easier to leave it on one setting for most of the season, it’ll save you quite a bit of money to keep more of an eye on it, and adjust it to your need.

Keep It 55 or Above When On Vacation

Yeah, we’re sure you’re thinking something along the lines of “What?”  But new information on the subject has revealed that keeping it above the level for freezing during the wintertime can save you a lot of grief, and it doesn’t negatively effect your electric bill.  (Or at least not as much as new pipes would be.)

Plan A Party With The Thermostat Low

When you’re planning a party, it’s important to remember that each person accounts for about the equivalent of a 175-watt, which means that enough people can warm up your house pretty quickly. Besides, no need to get everybody toastier than they would be comfortable with.

Program Your Thermostat

Many people have a specific schedule for most of the year that involves a lot of time out of the house. If you have a programmable thermostat, be sure to utilize it. If you’re going to be out for most of the day, program your thermostat to turn your heater or air conditioning system on about one hour before you get back at your house.

Now you’re saving some money using the power of your thermostat. Way to go!

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