he Washington DC area is notorious for its unpredictable weather. One day it snows four inches, the next it is warm and sunny. This constantly changing weather causes several homeowners to become confused about what temperature to set their thermostat. With energy bills already causing enough stress, the last thing you need is to constantly argue about the thermostat.
Energy.gov advises households to set thermostat temperatures 68°F during the winter. It recommends keeping your thermostat at this temperature during the day and lowering it at night or while you are away. According to its findings, “By turning your thermostat back 10° to 15° for 8 hours, you can save 5% to 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”. These savings are as significant and can make a huge impact on your energy bill.
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