- Does a programmable thermostat save on energy costs when you consider the energy needed to get your house back up to the desired temperature?
- How hard is it to install a programmable thermostat? Can I do it myself?
- How much should I reduce or "set back" my heat/AC while I'm gone during the day?
- I have base board water heat (boiler). Should I use a programmable thermostat?
- What temperature should I set my AC during the summer (or heat during winter)?
- What type of households are best suited for using programmable thermostats?
- Where should a thermostat be located in your house?
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