While a brisk winter walk might be nice, most Texans don’t want to wake up or come home to a cold home. On the other hand, heating an empty house will cost you greatly on your monthly energy bills. Here are a few tips to help you save on your energy bill using your thermostat.
Once you’ve set the thermostat (for daytime or nighttime), experts recommend leaving it alone.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s possible to save up to 10% a year on your heating (and cooling) bill by merely lowering your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours a day.
For example, during the winter months, the DOE recommends setting your thermostat to 68 degrees when you’re at home and awake. Conversely, you should set it lower – around 64 degrees – when you are either asleep or when you’re away from home.
And once you set it, don’t keep adjusting the thermostat – leave it alone!