As the temperatures drop, you may begin to look for ways to keep warm without having high utility bills. One of the easiest ways to keep your heating costs under control is to keep your thermostat set at 68 degrees or lower. At night or when you are away from home, try turning the thermostat down 5 to 10 degrees for more savings. You may want to consider having a programmable thermostat installed that will automatically keep several different setting for different times and days.
Many have been concerned that it may cost just as much or more to reheat you home to a comfortable setting after being gone or while sleeping. Numerous studies have proven this to be a misconception. The longer your house remains at the lower temperature setting the more energy you save.
At the Loftus home, we definitely take advantage of a programmable thermostat with the exception of the most extremely cold days of winter purely for the comfort level. During extreme sub zero termperature it simply takes longer to raise the temperature back to a comfortable setting.
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