There is a battle between family members every winter. Is it too hot or too cold? Should people put on a sweater and slippers or wool socks and thermal underwear under their clothes just to stay warm inside their own homes? Finally, there is an answer.

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In the ancient olden days of thermostats, there was only one way to change the temperature in a home to a warm enough setting so as not to see one’s breath. Doing so required a person to quietly tiptoe up to the item, place one’s hands directly upon the magical control device, and move a dial to the right ever so gently so as not to rouse the wizard guarding it. Inevitably, there would be a booming voice from beyond yelling ‘Don’t touch the thermostat!’ Then, the sneaky cold person would slink away dejected and determined to try again another time.


What Temperature is Best to Save Energy and Money in the Winter?

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Nowadays, there are programmable thermostats that require an engineering degree to get the contraption running correctly. That, or an 8-year-old. A thermostat can be installed and the guardians of all things home heating can control the temperature with their cell phone, locking out all possibility of the beings shivering inside the humble abode from a chance at cozy happiness.

The U.S. Department of Energy has decreed that 68 degrees is the ideal temperature to maintain a household at peak energy-saving efficiency. Decreasing the temperature for 7-10 hours per day is ideal as well as lowering the temperature while people are sleeping. This is the most cost-effective way to heat your home for the winter and could save as much as 10 percent off your current bill.

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Other ways to stay warm could be to cook crock pot meals more often, bake whenever possible, or do more calisthenics. Maybe invest in more wool socks and cardigans. Happy winter.

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