What is your ideal temperature? Is it the same as your mate’s? Your children’s? In most families, you wouldn’t be so fortunate. Instead, there are several different opinions of what the thermostat should be set to. It is interesting to note, however, that adjusting your thermostat a single degree for 8 hours would save you about 1 percent on your heating or cooling bill. If your thermostat isn’t working properly, however, it could actually cost you money. Some thermostats might have fluctuations because of a malfunction, making your HVAC system work harder.
If you were to switch to a modern, digital thermostat, you can experience many energy saving features.
The option to set times for lowering/raising the temperature can save you a lot by scheduling this for times when everyone is sleeping or away for work. If you have a smart thermostat, it could even learn how to do this automatically.