As heat rises, so will your energy costs. For every degree above 20°C your heating costs will rise about 5%.
When you're most active (for instance while cooking or working around the house) if you can turn down the temperature you'll be able to save on electric heating costs.
Our quick home temperature reference guide:
- Reading, or watching TV? Set your thermostat at 21ºC (70°F).
- Working around the house? You may be comfortable at 20ºC (68°F).
- Going to sleep? Set your thermostat for 16ºC (61°F) as you turn in for the night.