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Turning Down the Thermostat at Night

In Hollis, NH a homeowner called looking for solutions to lower her heating bills.

It is that time of year again in New England, when the heating system seems to be running 24/7. She was cringing as the sound of the heater to her meant her hard-earned dollars disappearing. Heating bills during the coldest months can add up, leaving many homeowners looking for ways to save. One option is adjusting the thermostat, particularly overnight, when the family is tucked snugly into bed.

Does adjusting the temperature at night really save money?

It can be a fine line lowering the temperature overnight, while still being able to get out of bed in the morning. A cold room is never encouraging. It can be tempting to set the temperature way back at night in an effort to save money. Keep in mind though that ultimately your heating system will have to make up for it, working harder to return to a comfortable temperature in the morning.

Despite that, this strategy can save you money. Your heating system will run consistently to catch up instead of turning off and on throughout the night and this will ultimately save energy. The best solution is to find an overnight temperature that suits everyone living in the house. Then using a programmable thermostat, you can set the heat to turn back on before everyone rises. Programmable thermostats can go a long way to making this a strategy that is accepted by everyone in the house, giving the rooms time to heat up before the alarm clock goes off.

Every heating system is different so it may take a little guess work to find that sweet spot time for when the temperature should readjust in the morning. This Hollis homeowner has found the right fit for her family and is already realizing the savings, and cringing a little less when she hears the heater turn on.

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