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Lowering a thermostate can create heating bill savings

Dear Glenn: I recently purchased my first home. It is 1,400 square feet. I have a programmable thermostat, and I work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. I was wondering how beneficial it is to reduce the temperature of my house from 66 to 60 degrees during the day and bring it back up to 66 at 5 p.m.

I would like to keep my heating bills as low as possible, so I am open to any input you have here.

Dear Darin: Congrats on being a new homeowner. It is beneficial to lower the thermostat when you are gone during the day. Set it even lower when you are away longer, and you will see the savings each month.


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