Winter temperatures can drive utility bills up by 100 percent in some cases, which can cause a drain on an already taxed household budget. In Lebanon, there is a way for utility customers, who have all-electric homes, to cut those costs by simply changing to an energy star rated programmable thermostat, and get a rebate on their purchase. Kelly Roberts is with Lebanon Public Works….


Once the energy star rated programmable thermostat is installed you will need to fill out a form that is available on the city of Lebanon website, along with the receipts, to receive the $15 rebate on your utility bill. An energy star rated programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature at the level you want it to be while you sleep, when you wake, and when you leave and when you return to your home. According to some reports by adjusting the temperature of your home down by one degree, you can save up to 3 percent.