Turning Down The Thermostat: What Does It Save?

Turning Down The Thermostat

We all want to find ways to save money and turning down the thermostat is an option. By simply lowering the temperature, you can save up to 10% on their heating bills.

When there is a larger difference in outside temperature and the temperature inside, there is a greater chance of heat loss and therefore causing a thermostat to work harder to keep the temperature set inside constant. This extra work that the thermostat has to put into keeping the house at the proper temperature evidently costs more for both the individual and the environment.

Approximately every degree that you turn your thermostat down, you will use 3% to 5% less energy. Just as trimming down the use of cars helps to save the environment through decreasing CO2 emissions, reducing the amount of energy in a business or home will help lower coal emissions.

If you can’t stand a cooler environment, try these simple tactics:

  • Add one extra layer of clothing
  • Use blankets
  • Making a nice cup of hot chocolate

Saving is as simple as adjusting the thermostat.


This is a small step that could help open the gateway into more environmentally friendly practices. Why not start with something that benefits you as well? Turn down the heat and start saving!

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