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Heating home--power bill cheaper?

Okay we bought a new thermostat and I was wondering if it woulf make our power bill cheaper. With the old one the heat hardly ever kicked on but stayed on for like an hour. With the new one the heat kicks on a lot but doesn't stay on for very long at a time. Which one would seem to make the power bill cheaper?

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EheartsZ07

Asked by EheartsZ07 at 1:39 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • only if you have it at a lower temp. Otherwise the thermostat isn't going to make the furnace run more efficiently
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:40 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • seal up your windows. and maybe set it at a lower temp.
    laura970

    Answer by laura970 at 1:44 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Is it a programmable thermostat? That actually can mean a reduction in your bill.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • We keep it on 68° with the old and the new. Our home has just been remodeled so there shouldn't be any other problem. But thanks for the advice (:
    EheartsZ07

    Comment by EheartsZ07 (original poster) at 1:47 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • And yes it is programmable but we don't program it...
    EheartsZ07

    Comment by EheartsZ07 (original poster) at 1:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • We have saved a lot on our heating bill using a programmable thermostat, it turns way down at night, but then kicks on before we get out of bed in the morning and then cuts down again during the day when we are rarely home.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • when is the last time you cleaned out your system?
    IraqiVetWife

    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 6:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

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