Lower your thermostat a few degrees in the winter
You can save 2% on your heating bills by simply turning your thermostat down 1°C for eight hours.
- Set your "home occupied" temperature to 20°C in the winter. When you are awake and at home, set your thermostat no higher than 20°C for heating.
- Set your "away from home" temperature. When you are away from home, set the thermostat to an energy-saving level. Setting the temperature at least 3°C lower in the winter is a good rule of thumb.
- Stay comfortable. Use an extra blanket to stay warm in colder months.
- Only heat to comfort level the zones you occupy. If you have separate thermostats on different floors or in different areas, adjust the thermostat to avoid wasting energy in the area you are not using.
- Program it. Consider installing a programmable thermostat for added convenience.
Go the extra mile: To save even more energy, set your thermostat at least 3°C lower in the winter when you're asleep.