“Dominion Energy has a suggestion for those who want to save money on their energy bill, but we’re not sure if everyone will like it.
The company in the last week released a list of tips for surviving the bitter cold temperatures, which Ohio and several other states have been dealing with recently. Among those tips is a recommendation for thermostat settings, including the well-known figure of 68 degrees.
However, Dominion is asking customers take things a step further: When going to sleep at night, the supplier says you should lower your thermostat to 58 degrees. Experts say this helps conserve gas and could potentially aid in lowering monthly energy costs by 10-15%.”
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While most people would be thrilled with the prospect of saving 10% to 15% a month on energy costs, is the trade-off worth it? Is 58 degrees comfortable enough for most people during sleep? Perhaps if you have a thick comforter and rarely wake up for bathroom trips in the middle of the night. However, one must also consider the resetting of the thermostat to 68 degrees when getting up.
A programmable thermostat would easily solve that issue. At Temperature Control Specialties will sell and install Trane’s ComfortLink™ II Smart Control thermostat. Program it and even use it remotely to suit your needs! Call us at (317) 247-7663 or visit our thermostat page for more information.