More than half of the energy used in a typical home in theUnited 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, youcan save as much as 10 percent a year on cooling and heating your home bysetting your thermostat back by 7°-10° F for 8 hours a day from its normalsetting. 2 With the averagefamily spending at least $2,200 per yearon energy bills, $220 or more is agreat savings for any family! 3 Thebest and easiest way to adjust your home’s temperatures is to install a programmablethermostat.
Aprogrammable thermostat can be set to adjust around your ownpersonal schedule, by lowering/raising the temperatures when you are away fromhome and returning to comfortable temperatures prior to your return. Aprogrammable thermostat lets you “set it and forget it” based upon the timesyou are normally home without sacrificing any comfort, but these settings caneasily 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 canthen be set to resume prior to your return, allowing you to arrive back to acomfortable 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!