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Install Programmable Thermostat to Save Money

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    LESLIE: Genevieve in Connecticut needs some help with energy savings by using a programmable thermostat. How can we help you with this adventure?

    GENEVIEVE: I am concerned about winter coming. I spent a lot of money on oil last year and I was wondering if a programmable thermostat would help me.

    TOM: Absolutely. A programmable thermostat – a clock setback thermostat – can knock about 10 percent off of your heating bill.

    GENEVIEVE: Very good.

    TOM: So it’s a very good thing to do.

    GENEVIEVE: Excellent. I am trying to block all the holes in the windows and I have to get some insulation done down in the cellar.

    TOM: You know what you might want to do, Genevieve, contact your utility company and ask them about doing an energy audit for you. Many of the companies do them for free and this way, you know exactly where the leakiest, most energy-efficient places are in your house and you can …

    LESLIE: And then you’ll know how to fix them.

    TOM: Yeah, you can attack those one at a time.

    GENEVIEVE: Very good.

    TOM: Alright, Genevieve. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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