Published: September 17, 2011
Programmable Thermostats Can Save You Money
Categories: Energy Solutions, Programmable Thermostats
Wisely managing your programmable thermostat settings can save you a significant amount on your utility bills. If you keep the temperature at the same setting all day, it will not only cost you more to heat and cool your home, it will also waste energy.
Consider replacing your old thermostat with a new, programmable one. They automatically adjust the temperature lower or higher at times of the day when you are not home or everyone is sleeping.
When your thermostat is programmed to decrease the temperature by just 1 degree, it can save up to 3% on your monthly heating bill. Increase the number to 7 degree at certain times of the day, and the savings can jump to as much as 15%. In addition to the cost savings, the automatic settings ensure that your house is at the most comfortable temperature setting at all times.