Everyone loves the feeling of seeing the energy bill go down. While there are ways to reduce your electrical bill, you never have to be uncomfortable. One myth about saving energy is that you should always turn the thermostat down at night or when you are not home. You may not have to go through the trouble.
Changing the Thermostat May Not Reduce Energy
Studies show that there is a small amount of energy savings when you turn the thermostat down at night versus during the day. For example, if you turn down the thermostat by 5-8 degrees, you may save around 5-8% in energy savings.
Don’t worry about wasting energy if you want to keep warm at night. Leave the thermostat at your comfortable temperature and you won’t waste money.