Owners of programmable thermostats are misusing the devices, according to research from Energy Research & Social Science journal. About 40% don’t use programming features, and 33% had programming features overridden. But it’s really not that hard, and it’s definitely worth doing because it can save at least 10% a year on heating and cooling costs. The U.S. Department of Energy says you can achieve that 10% by turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees F from it’s normal setting for 8 hours a day. The first step is to pick the thermostat that best suits your scheduling needs so you can “set it and forget it,” an approach the…
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