Planning To Head Out Of State This Summer? Use A Programmable Thermostat To Manage Your Home’s Temperature

According to information from the U.S. Department of Energy, turning your thermostat back 10-15 degrees for an eight-hour period saves 10 percent on energy costs. A programmable thermostat can do that automatically while your family is out of the home, at school or at work. That’s only one way that a programmable thermostat can cut your energy use.

Trips away from the home for a week or more can save even more on your utility costs. During the entire trip, your programmable thermostat is saving money 24 hours a day instead of just eight. And, because you have programmed it, your air conditioning comes on and brings the home back to a cool, comfortable level before you come through the door. If you anticipate arriving at 1 p.m., set the air conditioning to come back to your normal level at noon. You’ve saved money all the time you were away and still have a comfortable home to come back to.

There are many other times a programmable thermostat can save you money on energy costs.

In winter, most of us sleep better in a cool room. Set the thermostat to drop a few degrees, then come back up a half-hour before you wake. You’ve saved on energy costs all night.

Weekends Away
When the leaves start changing in the fall, many families like to take long weekends away. Set the thermostat back to save money during those times.

When holidays come and you’re visiting family, let the thermostat work for you by reducing costs to heat or cool.

Other Times
Any time the home is going to be empty for two hours or more, program the thermostat to set the temperature back. Baseball games, the theater and school programs are all times that you can be saving on energy costs.

If you need more information on programmable thermostats, contact us at Paitson Bros. Heating & Air Conditioning. We can give you details and options on how they work to reduce your energy costs all year long. When you have questions, call us. We’re always happy to help.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Paitson Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning services Terre Haute, IN. To get started, check out our website.

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