Utility bills are an area where everyone would enjoy savings. Taking small steps can equal big savings, and this is especially true when it comes to your thermostat. Here we walk through the benefits of monitoring your thermostat, and how that can equal monthly savings.
Your thermostat is a small but mighty part of your heating and air conditioning system, and the savings it can yield are also impressive. Setting your thermostat to perform at optimal levels during certain times is key. Do you work a set schedule during the week? Or maybe you’ll be out for a few hours running errands. Scheduling your thermostat to perform efficiently during these times when the house is empty cuts down on utility usage, and this is especially simple with aprogrammable thermostat.
A second step to saving with your thermostat can come from adjusting the temperature during the peak of summer and the dead ofwinter. In the summer, bump up the temperature to around 78 degrees, and down to about 68 degrees in the winter: this slight change helps curb utility usage when it can be most expensive, and coupling the change with a fan or a space heater can make it hardly noticeable!