10 Thermostat Tips


Heating_Cooling_Programmable_Thermostat_Bryant_Housewise.jpgThe way you set your thermostat and where your thermostat is located can make or break the bank. Take these 10 tips into consideration and see if they apply to you.

  • When you know you are not going to be home, turn your temperature down, but not past 55 degrees. This will allow you to save on your energy bill and not make you worry about busted pipes this winter.
  • Since we are going to turn our temperature down this winter, we will also save even more because the refrigerator and freezer don’t have to work as hard to keep your groceries cool.
  • Start lowering your temperature by 1 degree and live with it for a week at a time to figure out just how low you can keep it without freezing this winter. Even if you can only go down 4 degrees, you are saving a good bit of money in the long run.
  • Turn the temp down 5 to 10 degrees at night and back up when you are making your morning coffee. This allows you to save 5 to 10 percent on your energy bill.
  • Invest in a programmable set-back thermostat. This allows you to have your home heating before you even set foot in the door.
  • If you do invest in a programmable thermostat, most come with a weekend mode. This allows you to control what temp your home will be when you are away on the weekends.
  • Another great argument, if your plants are healthier in cooler temps, why aren’t we? Lowering your heat will allow your body to burn more calories and save on your energy bill.
  • Having a party? Turn your thermostat down because each guest is equivalent to a 175 watt heater and will keep your home warmer.
  • Schedule your daily chores such as drying laundry, running your dishwasher, or cooking large meals around the coldest part of the day to help warm your home.
  • Replacing your current outdated heating and cooling system with a high efficiency system that will allow you to save money as well as energy.

 Could you be doing more to conserve energy and lower your electric bill? Contact us today at Reese Services for a free consultation.