It only makes sense to set your thermostat to a lower daytime temperature during the fall and winter months if nobody is home during the day.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners could potentially save up to 10% on their energy bills over the course of a year just by setting their thermostat’s temperature back 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit for eight or more hours each day.
If nobody will be there, you don’t need to worry about maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. When temperatures are set lower, your furnace or boiler won’t need to run as often. This means your home will use less energy, and you will have lower energy bills from month-to-month.
Check out the U.S. Department of Energy for more tips on conserving energy and keeping a comfortable home this fall.