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What should I set my thermostat to in the winter to save money?


The U.S. Department of Energy site Energy.gov recommends setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit when you are at home, during waking hours, for the best combination of personal comfort and energy efficiency. Further savings can be gained by lowering the temperature setting about 10-12 degrees at night or when you’re away.

Current energy-efficient HVAC systems can provide whole home comfort using less energy. However, to achieve maximum savings, it’s best to control them with an updated thermostat.

Programmable thermostats allow you to set a variety of temperature preferences during the day, for each day of the week. That said, as wonderful as programmable thermostats are, if you manually override the program and forget to revert back, you may spend more, not less, on your energy bill.

The new generation of smart thermostats do more than just keep your home warm and cozy all winter. They can learn your daily patterns and automatically maintain a balance of comfort, efficiency and energy savings. They can be monitored and programmed remotely, allowing you to turn the heat up in advance of arriving home.

Contact us for a review of your HVAC system to see if an updated thermostat can save you money during the cold winter months.