Programmable thermostats: Why you should make the switch

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A programmable thermostat has many benefits to those homeowners with HVAC units. It is one of the easiest...

A programmable thermostat has many benefits to those homeowners with HVAC units. It is one of the easiest ways to use less energy and save on your utility bills, simply by converting a manual thermostat to a programmable one. Here are a few of the many reasons to make the switch.

Less energy, more savings

DTE Energy states that with each thermostat degree that you program that is under 72 degrees Fahrenheit, you'll save around 3 percent on the utility bill. That is good to hear in today's economy. This means you can set the thermostat to be lower at night when you're asleep or when you are away from the house and save money. This reduction saves energy as well as cash, so you are helping the environment as you help yourself.

Control and comfort

With a thermostat that is programmable, you are able to tell it to raise the heat or air conditioning shortly before you are to return. This way, you'll be comfortable when you get home, but you didn't have to heat/cool the house the entire time you were gone. This makes you comfortable while saving the time and energy from the above example. You are able to set the temperature low on a cold evening and still awake to a warm house - a huge plus for most people.

Atlanta-area HVAC technicians can give you all your options on the various different thermostats on the market. They can answer any questions you may have on getting and installing a programmable thermostat as well. Give them a call today.

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