Consider the installation of a new programmable thermostat, which could save you as much as 20% off your heating and cooling energy costs. For more accessibility try a new WiFi thermostat which can be controlled with your smart phone.
The main advantage of using a programmable thermostat is the ability to preset different temperatures automatically during the day or evening. By using your heat less when you are away from home the less energy is used which in turn leads to savings on the energy bill.
- With a programmable thermostat it is possible to set the heat at a lower temperature during the day while the home is unoccupied. A programmable thermostat will also have the capability to automatically adjust the temperature higher shortly before returning home. This allows for energy savings during the day, but also the comfort of a warmer home when returning.
- According to DTE Energy, for every degree the thermostat is set below 72 degrees, a person will save approximately 3 percent on their energy bill. By programming the thermostat lower while away from home, it is possible to save significantly with no inconvenience.
- A programmable thermostat can also save while the home is occupied. By setting the temperature lower overnight while you sleep, it is possible to save significantly. The program can be set to run a half hour before getting up making it possible to wake up in a warmer home.