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How Should You Set Your Home Thermostat for Winter in Texas?

Save on electric bills in the winter by adjusting your thermostat.

Written by Allie Ogletree

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 04/10/2023

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Key Points

  • Heating and cooling make up more than half of an average household’s energy usage.
  • Decreasing your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours could lower your bills by 10%.
  • Set your thermostat between 68 and 72 degrees when you’re home and between 62 and 68 when you’re away to save electricity.
  • Switching to a smart thermostat can help reduce your energy usage.
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