As heating and air systems become more energy efficient, so does the equipment that works with them, including programmable thermostats. If you’re looking for ways to cut costs, upgrading to a programmable thermostat is a fantastic way to do so. There are many different grades of programmable thermostats, from very basic to elaborate. No matter which direction you chose to go, you’ll save money.
How exactly does a programmable thermostat help you save money? Well, first you need to understand what a programmable thermostat is. A programmable thermostat is a thermostat that is designed to adjust the temperature in your home according to a series of programmed settings that take effect at different times of the day. This means that you can be in control of your thermostat even when you are not home.
There are many different options when it comes to programmable thermostats. Some have a seven day schedule. Others have a 5-1-1 or a 5-2 schedule. There is also an option to have connected controls, which can take into consideration weather conditions, turn on and off lights and appliances, and alert you when it’s time to change your home’s air filters.
How do you know if a programmable thermostat is right for you? Here are a few questions to ask:
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