Thanks to technology, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to save money on your cooling and heating bills. While all thermostats can be adjusted manually for when you are asleep or away, programmable (or smart) thermostats help to avoid any discomfort by returning temperatures to normal before you wake or return home.
Energy.gov reports that you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by adjusting your thermostat by 7°–10°F from its normal setting for eight hours a day. It’s an easy way to lower your energy bill.
Programmable thermostats start at around $50, and can store and repeat six or more pre-set temperature schedules a day.
Programmable thermostats start at around $50, and can store and repeat six or more pre-set temperature schedules a day. You can manually override pre-sets without affecting the rest of the programming. A programmable thermostat makes zoned heating and cooling more efficient, allowing you to pre-program your home’s temperature based on occupancy patterns. It puts less stress on your HVAC system by reducing the amount of time it runs needlessly, and its efficient use of power is better for the environment. If you choose the more expensive smart thermostat option, it can be programmed through your phone or voice assistant, and will have AI learning features that make programming your unit even easier.
Many find that the best feature is simply that you don’t have to cool or heat your house needlessly when you are away just so it is comfortable when you return home. Programmable thermostats are another example of how a small investment in time and money up front can yield some big savings.
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Call 800-842-5871 or stop by one of our office locations to purchase your own programmable thermostat. You can learn more about the ecobee Smart Thermostat program offered by BEMC on their website.