If we set our thermostats back 1 degree for 8 hours we will save 1% of our heating bill.
Many of us like to sleep in cooler conditions, so by setting our thermostats back 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours we will be rewarded with a good night’s sleep and savings of 10% on our yearly bill. It is a common misconception that energy is wasted by turning down the thermostat that much and then heating the house back up to normal. Not so.
To get accustomed to living a little cooler than what we’re used to, try backing into cooler living by lowering the temperature 1 degree for a week. This will give ourselves time to adjust to a new “normal” temperature. Then try doing it again for the following week.