What comes to mind when you think about saving money on heating and cooling costs? Maybe you think of shiny new appliances with massive price tags, or turning off the heater and shivering through the night? While most of us find these options unfavorable, there are a few simple ways to save on heating and cooling all year round without sacrificing your comfort or your budget.
Use your thermostat, especially programmable thermostats, to take control of your utility bills. Are you working during the week from 9 to 5, or do you work a varied schedule? Perhaps you’ll be out running errands for a few hours. Program your thermostat, or manually control it, to save money and energy while the house is empty. Want to control your programmable thermostat with your phone while you’re away? There’s an app for that!
You can further save money and energy by setting the temperature a few degrees higher in the summer(near 78) and a few degrees lower in the winter (near 68). This small change in temperature reduces energy use without disturbing your comfort.
Lots of Savings With a Little Effort
If you are ready to start saving energy with your heating and air conditioning systems.