3 Things you are Doing With Your Thermostat That's Costing You Money

3 Things you are Doing With Your Thermostat That's Costing You Money

If you use your smart thermostat the right way, you could actually end up saving almost 5% in your monthly utility bills. So if you’re looking to save energy and money, this is one of the first things you should do. Besides, every last penny in your pocket counts, especially now that the holidays are here!

Below are three things you should stop doing with your thermostat to cut energy use and save money.

1. Trying to Heat or Cool your Home “Faster”

Picture this: You arrive home after a long day at work and your home is hot (like sauna hot). You check the thermostat and your home is at 79 degrees Farenheight, but you like it at 75 degrees. You quickly change the temperature to read 72 degrees in hopes that it will cool off your home more quickly — this isn’t a good idea!

2. Leaving your Thermostat at the Same Setting

Did you set your thermostat to a specific temperature and then never touch it again? Even though you may think you’re saving energy and money by not fussing around with the temperature, ENERGY STAR says you actually could be wasting as much as $180/year!

3. Messing with your Thermostat Too Much

People who constantly fix and change their programmable thermostat settings and temperature actually use more energy than those that don’t.

Constantly changing the temperature can cause your HVAC system to turn on and off, which can lead to an excessive amount of wear and tear leading to inefficiencies over time.

In Conclusion

Keep these three tips in mind if you want to save money on your utility bills:

  • Don’t turn your thermostat up or down in an effort to heat or cool your home faster — it does more harm than good!
  • Only change your thermostat setting when you’re away from home for eight or more hours.
  • Don’t constantly change the temperature when you are home — this turns the system on and off and wastes your money, not saves it!

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