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#6 - Do you set back your thermostat?

Turning down the heat or air conditioning at night and while you are at work or using a programmable thermostat in your home can have significant savings.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save 5 percent to 15 percent per year on your heating/cooling bill by turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours. That is a savings of as much as 1 percent for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long. If your normal heating costs are $1,500 per year, that is a savings of $75 to $225 every year.

Recommended Thermostat Settings

NDSU, Dept. 7620

P.O. Box 6050

Fargo, ND  58108-6050

Phone: 701.231.7261

Fax: 701.231.1008

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