That’s a good question, since heating accounts for more than 50% of your electricity costs.
Thermostats detect temperature variations according to the temperature setting. When the thermostat detects a difference between this setting and the ambient temperature, it sends a start-up signal to heating devices such as baseboard heaters or electric furnaces. When the desired temperature is reached, the device turns off. So you can save on your heating bill simply by lowering the temperature setting; you don’t have to turn the heat off altogether.
To maximize savings, we recommend you lower the temperature setting by two or three degrees at night or when you’re not at home. We also suggest you install programmable electronic thermostats in your home to automatically control the temperature according to a pre-set schedule. For example, you can program the thermostat to raise the temperature before you get home.
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