A study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab revealed that almost 90 of respondents “rarely or never” adjusted the thermostat to set a weekend or weekday program – mostly because they didn’t understand how the thermostat works.
Talk about a missed opportunity!
Managing the temperature of your home with a thermostat is one of the easiest ways we know to save 10 percent or more on your energy costs. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, installing one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it will pay for itself in the first year you own it.
Once you’re familiar with your programmable thermostat, the U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:
Cool weather months:
* If you have wi-fi / wireless thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.