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Vacation Prep: The Ideal Thermostat Temperature for While You're Away

Posted by Keith Hill on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It's the middle of winter and you're ready to go on vacation. You pack your swimsuit, check your flight info, and get ready to turn down the thermostat. After all, you don't want to waste money or energy warming up a house that won't have anybody in it. But how low is too low? And will you really save that much money? Or does it take just as much energy as you saved to warm your house back up after turning it down?

Here's what we know:

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Understanding Temperature Differential and The Most Efficient Ways to Manage It

Posted by Gregg on May 25, 2017 10:57:48 AM

Winter isn’t far behind us, so you can probably remember the feeling of stepping out of your toasty-warm home into the blustery cold of a winter morning. Now that summer’s upon us, you’re likely to experience that relieved feeling of walking out of 90° heat into your comfortably air conditioned home. Both those experiences—going from cold to hot and hot to cold—are perfect examples of temperature differential.

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