21 Oct '11, 5pm

The Thermostat is in Control. Make sure yours is working properly! #home #green

Return to No-Regrets Remodeling index A faulty thermostat may be running up your fuel bills and making your home uncomfortably cold or hot. So don't blame your heating equipment until you've checked out the thermostat. Old thermostats can lose their accuracy, misreading temperature settings and turning the heat on or off at the wrong time. A service representative can recalibrate and clean your old thermostat, but it might be smarter to buy a new one with a few extra energy-saving controls. Setback and programmable thermostats can make the house nice and warm only when you need it, and turn down the heat when you're sleeping or away. This can cut your heating bills by 10% to 20%. There are plenty of models: costs range from $20 to more than $150. The more expensive ones can usually be programmed for every day of the week. A weekday/weekend setting may be enough to suit you...

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