Programmable Thermostat Saves Money and Hassle
More than half of the energy used in a typical home in the United States is spent on heating and cooling, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.1 According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10 percent a year on cooling and heating your home by setting your thermostat back by 7°-10° F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. 2 With the average family spending at least $2,200 per year on energy bills, $220 or more is a great savings for any family! 3 The best and easiest way to adjust your home’s temperatures is to install a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat can be set to adjust around your own personal schedule, by lowering/raising the temperatures when you are away from home and returning to comfortable temperatures prior to your return. A programmable thermostat lets you “set it and forget it” based upon the times you are normally home without sacrificing any comfort, but these settings can easily be overridden if your normal schedule changes.
Additionally, if you are traveling, you can set your programmable thermostat to “hold” or “vacation,” setting back the thermostat for the time you’ll be gone. It can then be set to resume prior to your return, allowing you to arrive back to a comfortable home while saving on energy expenses while you were away.
Why pay for cooling and heating your home during times when you aren’t even there? The installation of a programmable thermostat more than pays for itself over time in the energy saving you will recoup. At Rainaldi Home Services, we can help recommend and install a programmable thermostat. We will be there to help set up the thermostat and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today at (407) 413-9795 or schedule an appointment online!