Conserve and Save
- Keep your thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When no one is home, lower it to 55 degrees and 60 degrees when you’re in bed.
- For each degree you lower your thermostat, you will cut your fuel consumption by 2-3%.
- Check your water heater temperature. A setting of 110 degrees is fine if you don’t have a dishwasher, otherwise 140 degrees is about right.
- Before each year’s first cold snap, get an annual inspection of your heating system and perform any related maintenance.
- For hundreds of energy-saving tips, visit the Department of Energy (DOE) or the Alliance to Save Energy .