What Do Programmable Thermostats Do?
With programmable thermostats, you can easily save energy in the winter by setting the thermostat to 68°F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home. By turning your thermostat back 10°–15° for 8 hours, you can save about 5%–15% a year on your Heating bill—a savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long.
In the summer, you can follow the same strategy with central air conditioning by keeping your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lowering the thermostat setting to 78°F only when you are at home.
Like most things around your home, a programmable thermostat will save you money if you use it correctly. The key is to use one of the pre-programmed settings or a customized setting you create for your specific needs and leave the thermostat alone. If you program your desired settings or use pre-programmed settings and let the thermostat do the rest for you, you will save some money. But if you keep bypassing the program, you will likely not save any money. Using a programmable thermostat requires some discipline.
Will Any Programmable Thermostat Do?
You can buy programmable thermostats online or at home centers and hardware stores, but these are generally not professional grade.
By contrast, you can contact Burton Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing now for high grade programmable thermostats to help you enjoy added comfort and reduced home heating and air conditioning costs.
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