Here are a few tips for setting your thermostat this winter so that you can save energy and save money off monthly utility bills while maintaining comfort in your home:
Check the furnace filter and replace if dirty. A dirty filter will put strain on a furnace and can lead to a shut down. This can lead to premature failure.
During the winter, keep Blinds & Curtains OPEN on side of house sun is shining in. Let the sun help heat up your home.
Check to make sure the thermostat is set correctly (recommended 68-70 degrees in winter). The more you adjust the thermostat up & down or keeping it off all day while you are away, (rather than setting it & leaving it alone) is going to work your unit harder, which in turn is going to increase your energy usage & obviously cost you more.