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Saving Money: Set your Thermostat to Reduce Energy Bills

Saving a little money here and there can really add up at this time of year when shopping lists seem to grow. Yes, you have to pay to keep your house warm all winter, but there are some simple ways to reduce your energy bill and save money.

 

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Save Money- Set Your Thermostat

The most economical way to set your thermostat this winter is to keep it at 68 degrees when people are at home. When you sleep, lower it several degrees. It is important to consider everyone’s schedule when you plan how to set the thermostat. If the house will be unoccupied for more than 4 hours, set the thermostat to about 55 degrees when you are at work and everyone is out of the house. Each degree you raise the thermostat above 68 degrees will cost.

Programmable Thermostats

A simple way to keep the thermostat set from day to day is to install a programmable thermostat. These allow you to schedule the temperature for hours and days of the week, meaning you can set it according to your regular routine and leave it alone. Programmable thermostats give you the convenience of having the house warm up before you get home from work or wake up, so you are comfortable right away.

 

Small Changes Make Big Savings

Don’t forget that you can make small changes to keep your energy bills lower this winter. Check your furniture arrangement and make sure no pieces of furniture or window treatments block heat vents. Remember that winter is the perfect time to pull on oversized comfy sweaters and wool socks and curl up under warm blankets. You’ll stay comfortable and warm with layers and cozy blankets.

These small changes can help you stay warm and reduce your energy bill at home this winter. Keeping your heating system in good condition will also ensure that it is efficient and not wasting money. If you want to make sure your heating system is in top condition for the winter, call All-Star Heating, Cooling and Plumbing with questions or to schedule an appointment for repair today!

17 Comments
  1. Having a programmable thermostat is a wise decision. It may cost a little more than a conventional one, but it will save both time and money.

  2. 55 sounds a little too chilly for me at night! I’d never be able to get out of bed. I’m going to stick with paying a little extra for now, but will consider your suggestions if money gets tight!

  3. I don’t keep my home that cool at night but I do try to keep the temp set as low as is comfortable. Good advice!

  4. Programmable thermostats are great for winter savings. That energy bill can really pile up as it gets colder out!

  5. Something as small as having a couch or shelf blocking a vent would be an easy mistake to make. I will be sure to check that in my own home.

  6. I love having cozy clothes on! I don’t mind having a cooler house and lower bills!

  7. Having a programmable thermostat is a fantastic idea for saving money on my energy bill. I will definitely look into it.

  8. Thanks for the advice! An old thermostat can really hurt your winter heating costs

  9. I can see how those small changes can make a huge difference when it all gets added together over the course of a winter season

  10. 55 degrees sounds pretty chilly but if you have a good HVAC system, it won’t take long to heat back up once you are home.

  11. I always turn my thermostat clear down when I go out of town for more than a day. It really does help save money!

  12. I can’t imagine not having a programmable thermostat. It would be so frustrating to have to set and reset that manually everyday!

  13. Very nice to be able to do some saving with something as simple as a thermostate!

  14. It’s an easy way to save money and with the financial situation, most of us need to save what we can.

  15. I didn’t know that about 68 degrees. Very interesting! We usually keep it a little above that

  16. I don’t like my house cold, so I have a little higher bill than I need to have. Maybe I should work my house temp down little by little and save some money!

  17. A lot of people aren’t willing to set their thermostats low because it just sounds cold being set at 55 degrees, but it really does make a huge difference on your bills!

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