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A Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Save

Heating is the greatest electrical expense for most OPALCO members. A programmable thermostat helps make it easy for you to save by offering pre-programmed settings to regulate your home’s temperature – when you are home, asleep, or away. Learn what to look for and how to use a programmable thermostat.

  • The pre-programmed settings that come with programmable thermostats are intended to deliver savings without sacrificing comfort. Depending on your family’s schedule, you can see significant savings by sticking with those settings or adjust them as appropriate for your family.
  • The key is to establish a program that automatically reduces heating in your home when you don’t need as much.
  • And, don’t forget to change your air filter/s regularly!

Learn more at EnergyStar.