With a programmable thermostat you can pre-program the temperature of your home for the day or even the week. Whether you are home or away, you have the freedom to heat and cool your home exactly when you want to and never when you don’t. This saves energy and money.
Have you ever left the air conditioning on all day so that your home would be cool when you got home? Or left the heat on all night so you wouldn’t freeze getting out of bed in the morning? If you have, you’ve been wasting money and energy. You don’t have to.
With a programmable thermostat, you can accurately set the temperature for the whole day, or week even. Set the heater or cooler to come on just before you get home or just before you wake up. That way you won’t pay to use energy while you’re sleeping or worse when you aren’t even home.
Do You Have Pets?
In extreme temperatures, it would be cruel to leave pets without any kind of heating or cooling. If you have a regular thermostat, you must leave the heat or air conditioning on the entire time you are gone, set at roughly the same temperature. Regular thermostats are generally less accurate and since just a degree or two can have a big effect on the energy bill, the energy a programmable thermostat saves can add up.
Because you can be more accurate with a thermostat that you actually set, you can keep your pet comfortable all day without wasting energy. Set the heat or air to go on or off, up or down, whatever and whenever you want.
Look For Energy Star
Products earn the Energy Star rating by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines so when you see it, you know that product will be energy efficient and save you money. When you’re shopping for a thermostat or any type of Appliances, look for Energy Star.
7-day or Weekday/Weekend
If you have a crazy schedule that changes everyday, you can get a model that allows you to set something different each day. Other models let you have one setting during the week and another on the weekend. Which ever model you choose, you’ll enjoy more flexibility with your home heating and cooling needs that will save you energy and money.