<p>At this point, every home should have a programmable thermostat (call up your utility provider — <a href="https://www.directenergy.com/nest" target="_blank">they might even give you one at no cost, like Direct Energy</a>) . Use one to lower the temperature every day 7 to 10 degrees when you're not home or at night when you sleep, and you can <a href="https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=thermostats.pr_thermostats_guidelines">save up to $180 per year</a>. For a truly techy option, try <a href="https://www.directenergy.com/nest" target="_blank">the Nest Learning Thermostat</a> — it learns your habits to automatically adjust the temperature when you're not around.</p>

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