Home Heat Settings
There are a number of home heating options including a furnace, a boiler, a heat pump, electric heating and active solar heating. The guidelines for each heating system may differ widely and it is best to contact your service to find the best temperature for your experience. If you're looking to save money this winter, the U.S. Department of Energy recommended setting the thermostat in your home to 68 degrees during the day and even lower while you are away or sleeping. If you set your thermostat back for a period of eight hours a day, for each degree that you do, you can save 1 percent. Therefore, if you lower your thermostat by as much as 10 degrees for at least 8 hours a day, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual bill.