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How much energy savings do you get by turning a thermostat down 5 degrees rather than turning it off completely twice a day on a timer?

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Many of my friends in the U.K. have timers that turn off their heating systems and hot water for hours during the day and again at night. Is it better to do that or to turn down the thermostat by 5 degrees, as I've been told?




 

 

Many of my friends in the U.K. have timers that turn off their heating systems and hot water for hours during the day and again at night. Is it better to do that or to turn down the thermostat by 5 degrees, as I've been told?

Great question, and there are a lot of different opinions.

One of the basic laws of physics will tell us that, yes, turning off your heating or hot water system during...



 

 

 
 
 

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