Energy Consumers: Energy Saving Tips
Heating & Cooling: Programmable ThermostatsYou can save as much as 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10% to 15% for 8 hours. You can do this automatically by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.
Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a preset schedule. As a result, the equipment doesn't operate as much when you are asleep or when the house, or a part of it, is not occupied. Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. When shopping for a programmable thermostat, be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Hot Winter Tip
Using a programmable thermostat, you can automatically turn down your heat at night or when you are not at home.
Cool Summer Tip
In the summer, you can save money by automatically turning your air-conditioning up at night or when you are at work.