You spend a lot of time in the family room, so it should be comfortable. This is common sense. If this is where you go to unwind, suffering through an uncomfortable temperature and sitting in the dark with no TV on just isn’t going to cut it.
Did you know that a ceiling fan uses only as much energy as a standard light bulb? Now, instead of turning down the thermostat, consider turning the ceiling fan up. It will make the air temp feel 2-3 degrees cooler. There are many other simple things that you can do to regulate the temperature in your family room and beyond.
Visual Guide to Home Energy Savings – courtesy of PurelyShutters.co.uk