1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 26, 2008

:300 Reset Thermostats

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:300 EcoTip:  Today I reset my thermostats for winter. According to the US Department of Energy – They are recommending a temperature of 68 degrees F. During the day while you are occupying your home. At night and while you are away they suggest turning it back ten to fifteen degrees. For more information (and to see their recommendations for homes with heat exchangers and other specialty equipment check out the EERE website.

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 Additional Information:

Suggested Review: :116 Programmable Thermostats

It is important to never set back the thermostat so that the temperature reaches the dew point. I will show you how to determine this in tomorrow’s 1:5:10:365 EcoTip. 

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