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Lowering the temperature settings of your heat management controller will cause your heating system to use less energy, and is a worthwhile consideration in circumstances where there is little impact to comfort, or where clothing and other adjustments are preferable by the home's occupants.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Consult your heating/cooling system's operating manual for instructions on how to reprogram the programmable thermostat's threshold temperature to 68° F.
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How do I operate my programmable thermostat?For a good overview of how to set and operate your thermostat, visit https://www.energystar.gov/products/heating_cooling/smart_thermostats
How should I maintain my equipment to make sure it operates efficiently?Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Maintaining your equipment will prevent future problems and unwanted costs.