Lower the temperature settings for heating to 68° F
Lowering the temperature settings of your heat management controller will cause your heating system to use less energy, and is a worthwhile consideration in circumstances where there is little impact to comfort, or where clothing and other adjustments are preferable by the home's occupants.
What You Need to Do
Consult your cooling system's operating manual for instructions on how to reprogram the programmable thermostat's threshold temperature to 78° F.
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Most people program their thermostats incorrectly.
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