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Programmable Thermostats Can Save You 10% on Energy Bills?

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 @ 09:09 AM

Did you know that you can realize savings of about 10% off your energy bills just by installing a programmable thermostat?  So, how do these money-saving devices work, and how can you maximize your savings?

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PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS ADJUST TEMPERATURE SETTINGS AUTOMATICALLY

Unlike their manual counterparts, programmable thermostats adjust temperature settings automatically.  Most units can store multiple settings and repeat cycles of pre-set daily temperatures.  Homeowners simply have to program whatever temperatures they want at particular times of day.  You can use a programmable thermostat to tailor your home’s heating and cooling to your schedule.

This allows you to use less energy during times of the day when you’re away from home or sleeping.  Turning back the temperature 10-15 degrees during the night, for example, can save the average Northeast Ohio homeowner over $100 a year.  For most people, the biggest advantage to programmable thermostats is simply the fact that they won’t forget to change settings themselves, and risk wasting energy.

Since these units are designed to conserve energy, it’s important to know how to program them to maximize their efficiency (and your savings).   We’ve put together a video to show you how to program your thermostat.  With the cooler temperatures approaching, we thought this video might be helpful and help you save money on your home heating bills.  Click here to view the video. 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need help programming your thermostat.


Topics: programmable thermostats, energy savings

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