Do Programmable Thermostats Save You Money?

Posted On: May 09, 2016
Thermostat Cost

Yes, programmable thermostats can save you money. In fact they can save you up to 33% on annual heating and cooling energy costs. Factors such as proper usage and geographic region can have an impact on the amount of savings you will see.

We’ve established that programmable thermostats can save you money; the next question that needs to be answered is how they save you money.

Programmable thermostats save you money by working efficiently. The programmable thermostat properly cycles your heating and cooling equipment and the set it and forget it programming makes energy savings automatic.

The rate of heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter depends on the temperature difference between inside and outside. When you get those two temperatures closer together your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to run as often.

Take note that programmable thermostats don’t just save you money on their own. Programming it as directed is essential.

Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program.

When programming your thermostat Energy Star recommends you turn your thermostat back 7-10 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. You can do this automatically by using a programmable thermostat and scheduling the times you turn on the heating and air conditioning. As a result the equipment doesn’t operate as much when you are asleep or not at home.

Using a programmable thermostat will not only save you on energy bills but also save you from increased wear and tear on your high efficiency heating and cooling equipment.

We’re proud to offer Honeywell thermostats to our Minnesota customers. Honeywell offers a wide range of options including non-programmable, programmable, and Wi-Fi programmable thermostats.

For more information on thermostats contact us today. We’d be glad to walk you through what the best option is for your home.

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