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    Home Energy Efficiency Tips: Programmable Thermostats


    by energynow

    Programmable thermostats are an affordable and easy way to save energy and money on home heating and cooling.

    The Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling accounts for about half of the average American's home energy bill. The Alliance to Save Energy's Monique O'Grady tells us how a programmable thermostat can take a bite out of that.

    A programmable thermostat changes the temperature settings in your home automatically, so you don't have to remember to do it yourself when you get up in the morning, leave for work, get back home at night or go to sleep.

    Having those changes made automatically can cut your costs -- by $110 a month or more.