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Anonymous asked in Business & FinancePersonal Finance · 2 months ago

Does turning your thermostat off save money?

So, like millions of Americans nationwide, I am now unemployed. And, just like everyone, I still have bills to pay. Would turning my thermostat off and leaving it off save money?

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  • 2 months ago

    a bit ... until you catch a bad cold and go to the doctor.

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  • 2 months ago

    if you leave it off for like over 48 hours then yes,  but if you are turning your heat off then turning it back on like 10 hours later then probably not.

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Avoiding using heat or air conditioning will certainly save you money, although at this time of year when most of the US has mild temperatures it will only save you a bit.  Rather than turning it off completely, adjust the thermostat so that it will only click on the heat when the house gets really cold (say lower than 60 degrees), and only clicks on the air conditioning when the house gets really hot (say higher than 90 degrees).

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  • Scott
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not very bright, are you?

    • Raymond L.
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      scott, try learning some manners.

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  • Ian
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    If you can't figure out that using less costs less, then you had bigger problems BEFORE the virus came along...

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sure. Quite a bit. But where I live in NC it's way too cold to do that.

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  • 2 months ago

    The answer is in a toilet roll.

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  • P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    This time of year depending on where you live turning off your thermostat might save you around $50 if you do it for most of the month.  Unfortunately you still have metering fees and some taxes.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Thermostat off = no heating or cooling.  No fuel or electricity to pay.  What do you think?

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