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How To Save Money With A Thermostat This Heating Season

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Most people think of their thermostat as the little box on their wall that they adjust when they are feeling cold. But if you have a programmable thermostat, you could be doing much more with it – including saving money.

In fact, managing the temperature of your home with a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save 10 percent or more on your heating oil costs – enough to cover the cost of installing one if you don’t have one already.

If you do have a programmable thermostat, you might be wondering what settings will give you the best balance of comfort and economy. Here’s what the U.S. Department of Energy has to say about that:

Best Thermostat Settings For Balancing Comfort And Economy

Winter months:

Summer months:

In general:

* On exceptionally cold days, avoid dropping your thermostat below 60 degrees to prevent frozen pipes.
** If you have Wi-Fi thermostat, you can control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.

Be smart and save on your monthly energy bills! Want to save even more? Become an Economy Oil customer and pay less for your heating oil deliveries. Contact us today to learn more.