Install a programmable thermostat
Install a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats have become hugely popular due to their energy saving benefits, improved comfort, convenience and cost – effective savings. These thermostats save energy and money on utility bills by allowing you to set the temperature in your home according to various factors.
Programmable thermostats supply personal comfort through pre-set temperature levels and are generally more convenient and accurate than manual thermostats. A programmable thermostat can easily cut your energy bill by 10 to 20%.
Programmable thermostats can automatically store settings and repeat those settings each day. However, they can still be manually set, overriding the programming when desired. A programmable thermostat generally allows more precise temperature management and a wider range of selections, offering a number of programming choices.
Most conveniently, it provides daily programming that allows one schedule to be used each day. Additionally, you can program your thermostat with different settings for the weekend. In fact, most programmable thermostats have a full seven-day programming ability, allowing for a different temperature schedule for every day of the week.
If you’re looking to cut back expenses, you will usually see the return on your programmable thermostat investment within one year. When used properly, this device can save residents about $150 annually. Programmable thermostats are also a plus for the environmentally conscious because they contain no mercury and are eco-friendly. Using less energy helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.