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Steven's action: Adjust my thermostat

Heating and Cooling makes up about half of the energy usage of any home and adjusting your thermostat can reduce your heating or air conditioning bill by about 3% for every degree you move it.
Step 1: Get a Programmable Thermostat read more
A programmable thermostat will allow you to change the temperature set points depending on the day of the week and the time of day. Most people want a 5 + 2 programmable thermostat, which will allow for a weekday schedule and a weekend schedule. These are available at most hardware stores.
Completed on Oct. 27, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
Step 2: Adjust Setpoints read more
You should be setting the occupied temperatures to lower than 68 in the winter and higher than 78 in the summer. The more extreme, the better from a heating and cooling standpoint. For unoccupied setpoints, the heating should be below 65 and the cooling should be above 83.
Oct. 27, 2010
The new house had one, just set it up for winter with an automatic schedule last night!
Completed on Oct. 27, 2010 at 2:06 p.m.
Step 3: Set Schedule read more
You can set the thermostat to be unoccupied while you are at work, and then to turn on heating and cooling equipment shortly before you will be home. You can also set it to unoccupied when you will be away.
Completed on Oct. 27, 2010 at 2:06 p.m.
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