Programmable

June 30, 2015

Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency and Savings With a Programmable Thermostat

Can informed use of a programmable thermostat make a difference in energy costs? Nearly 10 percent of the total energy consumption of the U.S. is controlled by cumulative settings on residential cooling and heating thermostats. However, surveys show many people aren’t reaping the 5 to 15 percent energy savings the Department of Energy says they could be, simply because they aren’t utilizing the device correctly or fully. Programming Types First, you need to determine the type of programmable thermostat you need. The […]
January 31, 2013

Programmable Thermostats Up Energy Efficiency While You’re Sleeping or Away

You may know a little about programmable thermostats and you may already have one, but do you know how to get the most out of your thermostat? Using programmable thermostats to their full capacity can not only save you money on energy costs but make your living areas more comfortable. The first thing to consider is your day-to-day routine. For example, what time do you go to bed? If you like sleeping in a cooler room, start pre-cooling your room before […]
September 25, 2012

Optimize Your Programmable Thermostat Settings For Savings

A programmable thermostat is a useful tool that can help you keep your energy use at a minimum by enabling you to establish when your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system turns on or off, based on the schedule of you and your loved ones. Knowing the basics of programmable thermostat settings will keep your home comfortable, help you conserve energy, and lower your utility bills. Programmable thermostats typically allow you to set multiple schedules to accommodate different times […]
March 6, 2012

Getting The Most From Your Programmable Thermostat, 24/7

A programmable thermostat is a powerful tool to help you maximize home energy efficiency. Without one, you may be forced to run your furnace and air conditioner even when nobody is home, just to be sure your house is at a comfortable temperature when you return. Needless to say, this can lead to major energy wastage and a lot of misspent money. Whether you’ve already installed a programmable thermostat or want to take advantage of this technology’s ability to reduce […]