What if you could save ten percent or more on your energy bills this year? That might not sound like a lot, but in the winter months, that number can really add up over time. If you’re looking for ways to upgrade the heating system in your home, consider installing a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you will be able to set the temperature for all times of the day, so that the temperature automatically lowers when you’re sleeping or not at home and raises when you come home from work or when it’s coldest in the evening before you go to bed. If you can save a few degrees in energy each day, this will save dollars each day as well. There are other benefits of upgrading your thermostat that go beyond just saving money.
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that you set your thermostat to a temperature between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake, and about 50 – 55 degrees when you’re not home or sleeping to save the most energy during the colder months. You can even find handy calculators online to find out what temperature is best so that you’re as comfortable as possible AND so you save the most in dollars and energy.
Installing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to upgrade your heating system. You can usually save $200-$500 per year by using a programmable thermostat, and many newer models even come with Wi-Fi capabilities so you can control the temperature from anywhere.
You may be able to install your own thermostat and the process can be slightly less expensive than hiring a professional to do it for you. However, it can be a bit tricky to do it yourself, so you may need to hire a professional to help you out. It can also be expensive to buy a new thermostat, so make sure you do your research before making a purchase and know the steps for installation well, if you plan to do it yourself.
You can save even more money by using a programmable thermostat with geothermal heating and cooling. This type of system is up to 20% more energy efficient than traditional forced air systems, which means you’ll be enjoying lower monthly HVAC bills all year round.
A geothermal thermostat is a great way to upgrade your heating system and save money on your energy bills. Plus, they’re environmentally friendly and can help reduce your carbon footprint. This type of thermostat uses the earth’s natural heat to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Upgrading your home’s heating doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Professionals offer a variety of programmable thermostats that are both easy to install and affordable.
So, what are you waiting for? Upgrade your thermostat and start saving money. For more tips on upgrading your home’s heating and cooling system, give us a call. We’re happy to help you lower your energy consumption and costs today.