Temperature Settings for the Best Energy Savings

Written on: April 11, 2022

Put your thermostat to work to save money!

best home temp wisconsinIf you’re still using an old manual thermostat in your Southeastern Wisconsin home, you could be needlessly adding to your energy and propane costs!

Today’s programmable and smart thermostats are reasonably priced and can be found easily in home improvement stores and online. And they offer some distinct advantages over manual thermostats.

You can leave behind worrying over whether or not you adjusted the thermostat before you left home for the day, as well as getting stuck with the extra heating and cooling costs because you forgot. Coming home to a chilly or uncomfortably warm home is a thing of the past.

Smart and programmable thermostats offer multiple settings so you can have one for weekdays, one for weekends, and one for vacations. Just set it and forget it!

Today’s smart thermostats also let you monitor your home’s heating and cooling system from your smartphone anywhere you get a signal. Some even let you know if your heating or cooling system needs service.

Manual thermostats can have a variance in temperature between the setting and actual temperature. That variance can be as much as 5°! The thermostat is set precisely to the desired temperature by smart and programmable thermostats. You’ll be able to save both energy and money by not having to fiddle with the thermostat all of the time in order to achieve the proper temperature.

Investing in a programmable or smart thermostat pays off from the moment it’s installed. You can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling costs!

How should I set my thermostat?

These guidelines come from the U.S. Department of Energy and are designed for an optimum balance of comfort and savings. 
Winter months:

Summer months:  

In general:

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