Before you touch the thermostat, read these rules.

A photo that is making its rounds on social media details a simple checklist when it comes to turning the heater on. With cooler temperatures giving us a break from the heat we endured all summer long, it will soon be time to warm up for fall/winter.

The photo seems to have originated from a local Facebook user by the name of Tabitha Michelle. After being shared over 116,000 times with over 16,000 comments, it's safe to say these thermostat rules have gone viral.

Do they work for your household? Let us know in the comments!