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MARCH 31, 2009

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:03pm

An old fashioned round dial thermostat

Brrrrr...

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:07pm

A digital thermostat wall box

What's wrong? Why are your teeth chattering?

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:10pm

My mom turned the heat way d-d-down to save energy. She said there's no point in having it on all day while we're not even here. It's freezing!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:14pm

Can't you put on another sweater?

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:16pm

I'm already wearing three!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:19pm

Wow. It's always great to save energy, but if you're really this cold, there might be another option...

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:21pm

T-T-T-TELL ME!

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:24pm

If you have a programmable thermostat, you can keep the heat a little higher in the morning and evening when everyone's at home. Then you can set it lower during the day and late at night. That way the heat only kicks in when you need it the most.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:26pm

That sounds p-p-pretty good. How do you know what kind of thermostat you have?

Izz

Posted by: Izz
8:28pm

If your thermostat has a dial that you turn to set the temperature, you probably can't program it. But if it has buttons and a digital display, you probably can.

Dex

Posted by: Dex
8:30pm

Okay, let's go see if we can program my thermostat. I hope it's digital!

Find out more about programmable thermostats!