Heating Tips

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 .