Choose the right room temperature

Why

Keep people comfortable and reduce energy waste by choosing appropriate temperature settings. “Night setback” or turning the heat down at night when people are burrowed under blankets is an easy action, and can save 2% off your heating bill for every degree C the heat is down.

How

In the summer, set thermostat to 24oC when people are home and 29oC when no one is home.  In the winter, set thermostat to 20oC when people are home and 17oC when no one is home, or people are in bed in the winter.  Set your thermostat to “cool” in the summer and “heat” in the winter.  An “auto” setting will allow the heat to come on in the summer or the air conditioning to come on in the winter.