Did you know the majority of programmable thermostats go unprogrammed? In fact programmable thermostats can be so difficult to use that Energy Star stopped certifying them in 2009 (Source: ACEEE).
There are many great energy-saving tips on ways to save on your utility bill this winter, for example:
- Use weather stripping & caulk
- Cover drafty windows
- Turn the ceiling fan clockwise
But many tips are still recommending a programmable thermostat. We’d like to instead recommend a smart thermostat.
ecobee, for example, comes with a program out of the box, so you don’t even have to worry about ‘programming’ it. But if you do want to customize it based on your personal routine – it’s simple to do, either from your thermostat, computer, or smartphone.
50% of your energy costs are consumed from heating & cooling your home, but when you have a schedule, energy savings can be quite substantial. Our customers have saved an average of 23% on their heating & cooling bills (when compared to leaving their thermostat on hold at 72F).
To learn more about the benefits of installing a smart thermostat in your home, check out the videos from a couple of our contractors below.
John Kern of One Way Mechanical in Pennsylvania shows off a smart home with a smart thermostat and how much money you can save on your energy bills!
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