I am someone, like most people, who likes to save money.
Also, like most people, I don’t want to spend a bunch of money to save money (especially when it comes to my monthly heating and cooling bill).
I try to look for affordable, easy ways to keep my pockets lined a little better with extra cash. Besides setting your thermostat to a reasonable temperature throughout the year (as cool as reasonable in the winter and warm as reasonable in the summer), it matters what type of thermostat you’re using. Sure, you could set the thermostat to a more energy-efficient temperature before you leave for the day and then set the thermostat to a more comfortable temperature when you return, but who has time to do that? And, honestly, who’s going to always remember to set the thermostat lower or higher before they leave the house. Well, maybe you have the muscle memory to always set your thermostat, but I certainly don’t. That’s why I have a smart thermostat. Since this is a programmable thermostat, I set it to keep the house warmer in the spring and summer and cooler in the fall and winter until I come home. Recently, however, I have had to remove that program from my programmable thermostat because I’m home all the time. The fact remains that the smart thermostat is the way to go. Smart thermostats are also just user friendly. They’re easy to use like the old-style dial thermostats but have the capability of those complex machines of thermostats that were programmable back in the early 2000’s. If you don’t have a smart thermostat, you should really get one.