Choosing a Programmable Thermostat
Our lives are busy. It seems like every day is filled with important activities that keep us on the go. Unfortunately, controlling the temperature in our homes can be easily lost in the shuffle. Consequently, we lose valuable money on energy bills. When you forget to adjust your thermostat for the times you’re away from home, it adds up to big costs over time. A programmable thermostat is the best way to fix this issue. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that proper use of a programmable thermostat saves up to 30% on your heating and cooling bills. Start saving now!
Programmable thermostats have been gaining popularity and for good reason.
A programmable thermostat is a great way to lower your energy bills. Also, it will increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. You can program them to fit your unique schedule and temperature preferences. This translates into more convenience and maximum comfort.
It’s hard to know which is the best choice for your home because so many options are available.
It’s important to keep in mind that not all programmable thermostats are created equally. There are many programmable thermostats available from your local home and hardware store. However, this is not the best way to go. Licensed HVAC contractors have access to even better models that they can install for you. This ensures your installation is done correctly. In conclusion, you will get the most bang for your buck if you purchase a programmable thermostat from a licensed HVAC contractor.
Check out these tips for getting the greatest benefits from a programmable thermostat:
- Set your energy-saving temperatures for periods of at least 8 hours. Set it when no one is home during the day or at night while you sleep. You will have greatest efficiency if you avoid rapid temperature changes.
- Try to reduce the amount of times you manually override your settings. DO not let these adjustments be an every day occurrence.
- Install your thermostat away from areas that may cause false readings. Avoid areas near doors, windows and fireplaces as well as any other area that could be affected by additional heat or drafts.
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