Save with Your Manual Thermostat

You can still make the most of your manual thermostat by adjusting the temperatures daily before you leave the house and when you go to sleep at night. Typically, adjusting temperatures 5-8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) can help save energy if you're going to be away from home for several hours.

EPA offers additional information on heating and cooling your home efficiently (PDF, 2.6MB) en espanol Guía para la Eficiencia de Energía en la Calefacción y el Aire Acondicionado (PDF, 2.5MB), as well as general home improvement advice.