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- Lower the temperature setting on your thermostat at night and while you are away from home.
- While at home, reach for a sweater before you reach for the thermostat. You'll stay comfortable and save energy.
- Consider installing a smart thermostat. It will automatically adjust settings to your schedule and habits.
1Visit our <a href="https://amerenmissouristore.com/shop/smart-thermostats/" target="_blank">online store</a> to choose from several smart thermostats. Once installed, follow instructions for programming and allow it to "learn" your daily habits. Then, enjoy using less energy while the thermostat adjusts automatically to your lifestyle.
2Reversing the direction of ceiling fans to clockwise creates a slight updraft, recirculating heat down for comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there other low cost ideas to save money in addition to my Action Plan?In addition to your Action Plan, you can search through our Energy Tips. There are ideas for quick behavior changes, weekend projects, maintenance, when it breaks, health and comfort, and other energy saving ideas. You can easily add those to your action plan.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How do I operate my programmable thermostat?For a good overview of how to set and operate your thermostat, visit http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=vid_gallery.showGenYTVideo&s=mega
How should I maintain my equipment to make sure it operates efficiently?Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Maintaining your equipment will prevent future problems and unwanted costs.