According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, about ninety percent of Americans say they’ve rarely (or never) programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it.
That’s a shame, considering how easy it is and much money it can save you.
In fact, managing the temperature of your home with a thermostat is one of the simplest ways we know to save 10 percent or more on your energy costs – especially with today’s WiFi thermostat models. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it could pay for itself in the first year you own it.
Once you get a handle on using your programmable thermostat, the U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:
* If you have wi-fi / wireless thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.