Set the Stage for Comfort & Savings
Did you know that nearly half of all electric bills go towards heating and air conditioning costs? With a programmable thermostat you won’t have to heat or cool a house that is empty. You can set separate programs for daytime and nighttime, weekdays and weekends. You can regulate the temperature of your home based upon your individual lifestyle and unique preferences to help save you energy and money. Call Mr. Electric for an appointment today and start enjoying the comfort and savings of a programmable thermostat in your home.
Features of Programmable Thermostats
- Set temperatures based upon your seven day, six day, or five day schedule
- You don’t have to heat or air condition your home while you are away
- Some have control features that sense the amount of time it will take to get to a certain temperature and reach the desired temperature by a set time
- Energy Star qualified programs help you save energy
- Maintain more predictable electric bills
Maximize the performance of your heating and cooling system by calling Mr. Electric to install a programmable thermostat in your home or business!
Tips to help you save money
- You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by turning your thermostat back 10°–15° for at least eight hours. You can do this by setting your temperature several degrees warmer in the summer and several degrees cooler in the winter while you are away or at work.
- Turning the thermostat way up or way down will not heat or cool an area faster. Typically a home can only be changed by 2 degrees an hour. So, setting the temperature significantly higher or lower will only exhaust your heating and air conditioning system while using up substantial money and energy.
- It is recommended to keep your house at 78° when you are home and 85° when you are away during the warmer months. You can save anywhere between 1 and 3 percent per degree, for each degree the thermostat is set above 72 degrees.
- It is a common misconception that heating units have to work harder than normal to warm a space back up from a lower temperature. This is not the case. Several research studies suggest that it takes less energy to warm a house up from a cooler temperature than it does to keep it heated at a higher temperature so that it can be heated up more quickly later.
- The location of your thermostat can make a big difference. Be sure to keep your thermostat away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, windows or skylights.
- Heat and cool your home in a more consistent fashion and you will likely see significant energy savings
- If you hold or override your settings, don’t forget to change them back to the program when you leave.
- If your programmable thermostat runs on batteries don’t forget to change the batteries every year. It will run more efficiently with new batteries.
- According to Energy Star®, Americans saved $14 billion on their utility bills in 2006 by using these tips. This saved enough energy to prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions of 25 million vehicles.