If you haven’t already installed a programmable thermostat, now’s the time. With summer heat on its way, a programmable thermostat will help you save on air conditioner costs. Plus, you’ll continue to benefit in the coming winter as well. The main advantage of a programmable or digital thermostat is that you can set it to raise or lower the desired temperature in your home at predetermined times. That means you don’t have to remember to change it every day.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star website, the average homeowner spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. Half of that amount goes to heating and cooling bills. You can save an average of $180 a year by setting your programmable thermostat to the appropriate temperatures and maintaining it.
The best way to save is to adjust your home’s temperature to be “less comfortable” when you are asleep or not at home. The wonderful thing is that you can program it to start to heat or cool an hour or more before you get home or wake up and you never have to experience discomfort. It all happens automatically. Plus, most programmable thermostats have temporary overrides so you can change the settings easily if your schedule changes without disrupting the weekly settings.
It really is an easy and convenient way to control the temperature in your home and the cost of your utility bills. A programmable thermostat should be installed by a professional heating and cooling company. Give us a call and we’ll install one for you! 801-416-2215.