Posted by Kathy on October 01, 2001 at 16:49:35:
My home is heated by a 40 year old, gas-fired, steam boiler. In an effort to save energy, I have traditionally turned back the thermostat to 60 degrees in the morning before heading off to work. When I arrived home each evening, I returned the thermostat to 68 degrees. I thought I was saving some $$$ by doing this, but I had somebody suggest otherwise. I was told that it requires more energy to raise the boiler up those eight degrees each night than it does to keep it at a constant temperature of 68 all day.
With peak heating season right around the corner, should I keep turning back the thermostat each morning this coming winter or leave it at 68 degrees? Thanks!
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