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Will Adjusting Your Thermostat Really Save You Money?

Posted on: September 12, 2016

You’re looking for ways to save a few bucks on energy bills and let’s face it, you’re not alone. There’s a fine line between keeping your home at a comfortable temperature and finding ways to cut back on energy consumption and we understand that it can be a real burden at times. But adjusting your thermostat correctly can make a BIG difference – you just need to follow a few simple steps:

Will adjusting your thermostat really save you money? The quick answer is, yes. But it all depends on your methodology. Now that cooler temperatures are making their way into town, here’s what you should be doing and why it matters:

  • According to the Department of Energy, for every degree you lower the target temperature, you’ll save 1% of fuel over an 8-hour period. (This is true during fall and winter months)
  • Lowering the thermostat in the winter means your house might be a bit colder, but your furnace won’t kick on as frequently so it’ll use less energy and save you money.
  • While temperatures are still quite warm, the opposite is beneficial. Sure, turning your thermostat up a few degrees will make the house feel a bit warmer but your system won’t be running as frequently.
  • Programmable thermostats are your friend. There’s no reason to have your hvac system running all day long while nobody’s home. Set it so it only kicks on at certain times and take note of how much energy and money you’re saving.

One call makes it simple. For over 60 years, ABC has been providing plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical services to homes all across Chicagoland. At ABC, our people provide professional service with a personal touch.

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