Install a Wi-Fi thermostat
Installing a Wi-Fi thermostat will allow you to control your home heating using a smartphone application. In addition, some Wi-Fi thermostats, like The Nest, can learn your home heating and cooling preferences. The thermostats will help you learn how to save energy while you’re at home, eliminate the need to remember to dial down your heat while you’re away, and save money in the process. Depending upon your energy provider, you may be eligible for a $100 rebate on the purchase of a Wi-Fi thermostat, too. Another thermostat tip: don’t let the temperature in your home fall by more than 5 degrees while you’re away. You’ll actually spend more money to bring your home back up to your preferred temperature when you return. — Joseph C. Wood, Boston Standard Co.