Household heating and cooling costs can add up and ignoring ways to save doesn’t just mean possible money down the drain. Wasted energy consumption can be unsustainable as well as damaging to the environment.
So what can you do about this? One easy strategy is dialing your thermostat up or down to minimize the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Energy, which also provides the following energy conservation guidelines regarding seasonal thermostat settings1:
- Winter – Set the thermostat to a high reading of 68 degrees Fahrenheit while in your home and even lower when asleep or away for long periods.
- Summer – Set the thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit while the house is occupied and higher when it’s empty.