There are things that you can do even after you’ve bought premiere energy efficient air conditioners and/or furnaces and some of the best tips that will help you save on your energy costs are at your fingertips with the thermostat. First of all, you need to make a few decisions for yourself and decide how low you can get as far as setting the temperature goes. Remember that you want to stay comfortable and that anything too extreme will prove costly. Too warm in the winter might just burn a hole in your pocket book and too cool in the summer will have a negative effect as well. When you find a nice staring point, you can reduce that by one degree and try it for a week. If you can find a bottom point this way you’ll fund that each one degree drop that lasts for eight hours reduces a fuel bill by about one percent. Remember that lowering the thermostat in the winter actually gives some of the other appliances in your home a helping hand while cutting your fuel bills at same time. When you can drop the temperature even just a few degrees, your refrigerator or freezer won’t need to work so hard as they might if you left the heat turned way up. A programmable set back thermostat is the way to go if you’re interested in being green and saving some too. These can be set down for when you go to bed and when there’s no one home through the day and set to go higher when you’re having that morning coffee or you’re expecting people home. The best way to keep your home at its most comfortable is to set your thermostat and forget it! Your equipment will only have to maintain temperature not have to work as hard to raise and lower it, saving you money and keeping you comfortable. Oosterveld Heating and Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated business servicing Guelph and the surrounding areas. You can see their fine selection of Lennox equipment at www.oosterveldheating.com or call them at 519-837-2351. Currently you can receive up to a $1375 rebate OR 12 months, no payment, no interest financing when you buy a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. You can qualify for these savings on installations between July 2nd, 2012 and August 24th, 2012.