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Tips to Save Energy and Money on Thermostat

January 12, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Your thermostat is a valuable tool to help you to save energy and make your home more comfortable.  With simple tips you can use it efficiently and also save money because home heating is the one area that consumes the most energy.

Most people mistakenly believe that setting a thermostat higher than the desired temperature means your home will get warm faster. Actually, a thermostat functions more as an on-off switch to signal your system to start or stop working

Tips to Save Energy and Save Money

  • Set thermostat 1 – 5 degrees lower than you normally would. The best way is to set to 67-68 degrees during daytime and 60 degrees at bedtime
  • If you are gone for more than two days, you could set it at 55 degrees
  • You won’t warm your house faster by turning the heat
  • For every degree lower you set the thermostat you will save around 5% off your energy consumption
  • If you have an electric zonal heating system consider a new thermostat. Older thermostats are after not as accurate, so they can cause unexpected swings in room temperature or make your heat run more often than necessary.
  • A programmable thermostat for central air systems (furnaces or heat pumps) makes saving energy automatic. Just set it and forget it.
  • Don’t reduce the temperature any lower than 55º, however. This increases the risk of frozen pipes.
  •  Save about 10% on heating costs by lowering the temperature 10 degrees, for eight hours each day

Best strategy for thermostat

The best strategy for thermostat use is to agree on a temperature that will keep everyone reasonably comfortable. For convenience, and to save money, use automatic setback thermostats; they’re reliable, easy to use and help save money on heating costs.

Also the older thermostats often contain mercury, don’t put them in the trash, you may recycle them for free. Check with your local authorities who can provide your information.

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