Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013
Thermostat Settings for Conservation and $$ Savings in Home Energy
Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013
Closely managing your thermostat is an easy way to increase your energy and $$ savings.
- In the summer, set the thermostat as high as you can while still maintaining comfort.
- In the winter, set the thermostat as low as you can while still maintaining comfort.
- If you have central air conditioning and heating, keep the fan switch on “auto.” The exception is for multistory homes where temperature stratification is a problem between the upper and
No to Low Cost Actions to Save Home Energy and Money
Reviewed and Revised 01/03/2014
Simple tips designed to help you save energy in your home with little or no out-of-pocket costs.
Set thermostats no higher than 68 ºF when people are home.
Lower the thermostat when you sleep or not at home. Lowering the thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hrs can help you save 5-15% annually on your heating bill. Energy.gov website states that if the setback period is 8 hrs or longer than