I was just wondering, if you have about a 1,500 square foot house, with a basement, how much, on average do you think you could save a year by-
1. During the winter in a somewhat poorly insulated ranch house in New Jersey, using an electric blanket and/or space heater to heat one room in your house, and then keeping the thermostat for your gas furnace at 55 degrees while you are sleeping and outside of the house for work or recreation.
2. During the summer in New Jersey, using a room unit air conditioner and a fan to cool the air in one room of the house, instead of using a central air conditioning unit to cool the entire house.
I know a lot of variables are at play here, I am just trying to get a rough estimate on the annual savings. You can assume that the thermostat for the gas furnace would have been set at 70 and the thermostat for the central air conditioning would have been set at 74.
Thank you for your advice.