The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that you can save money on your heating and cooling costs by adjusting your thermostat when you’re away from home or when you’re sleeping. Programmable thermostats — also known as a smart thermostat — do the work automatically for you.
You won’t sacrifice comfort or have to remember to lower your heat or raise your AC. Plus, you can still manually override the system when you need to.
In this article, we’ll review three reasons why switching to a programmable thermostat can help you and your budget.
WHY UPGRADE TO A NEW SMART THERMOSTAT?
There are many reasons to upgrade to a new programmable thermostat. Here are just a few of the benefits of making the switch in the near future:
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that smart thermostats save homeowners about 10 percent of their utility bill each year. You reduce your carbon footprint, helping the environment and benefiting your wallet.
Plus, programmable thermostats let you avoid the discomfort of coming home to a cold home or waking up cold. You set the thermostat to return to a warmer or cooler temperature before you wake up or return home. It takes the human factor out of the equation, allowing you to get savings, without having to manually remember to do anything.
Smart thermostats usually let you connect your device to your Wi-Fi and offer control through a smart device. If you go on vacation and forget to make adjustments to your thermostat, you can make adjustments from anywhere in the world.
On your return, you can set the temperature to return to normal when you’re ready. If you have a second home, this feature gives you peace of mind and more control to ensure the place is running smoothly.
OTHER USEFUL FEATURES
Some smart thermostats let you analyze your energy usage against previous months and other users. This helps you be more efficient and find more savings.
Your programmable thermostat will also send you reminders to change your air filter or perform other maintenance. This keeps your HVAC system working at peak performance. You may also get alerts if the temperature in your house falls or rises dramatically, such as from a power outage.
TRUST OUR PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION
Whether you’re interested in sustainability or cost savings, thermostat technology has changed to offer more efficiency and comfort for homeowners. Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling can install your smart thermostat quickly and efficiently to provide heating and cooling savings. Contact us today to make an appointment.