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Question of the Week: At What Temperature Do You Set Your Thermostat in the Winter?

December 11, 2008 - 8:45am


Did you know that you can save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68°F while you're awake and setting it lower while you're asleep or away from home? By turning your thermostat back 10°–15° for 8 hours, you can save about 5%–15% a year on your heating bill—a savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long.

At what temperature do you set your thermostat when you are home and awake in the winter? How about when you're asleep or away?

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