Don’t look now, but fall is almost here, and after that, it will be winter. They’re forecasting that it’s going to be a colder than usual year. That means higher than normal heating bills.
If Hot…Then Cold Whether you have gas, electric, or oil heat, one of the most cost effective ways to cut your heating bill is to install a programmable thermostat, which adjusts the temperature in your home to reflect your schedule. You can set it lower your home’s temperature while you’re gone during the day and while you’re sleeping, then revert to your regular temperature when you’re home – and awake!
Loop Hot. Loop Cold. Most models allow you to set a different schedule for every day of the week, so if you always sleep late on the weekend or if you’re off on Fridays, you can key that in. There is also a manual override, for those unpredictable days.
Alexa, Hot. Siri, Cold. Many programmable thermostats are now ‘smart’, and you can control them from your phone, your computer, or by giving a voice command. You do need to ensure that the thermostat you use works with your smart home device.
Hot Facts for Cold Cash? Every degree you set your heat back from your present level makes about a 3 percent difference in your annual fuel bill*. That means if you go from 68 to only 67, you’re going to see a 3 percent savings for the year. If you set your thermostat back 5 degrees for 8 hours a day, you’ll see a five percent reduction!
If you’re interested in having us install a programmable thermostat, give us a call. We can advise you on your options, help you purchase the right product for your needs, and then install it for you. We’ll even help you set up your first program.
Let us help you program your way to a lower heating bill!