What Is A Programmable Thermostat?
A programmable thermostat is a device that replaces your manual thermostat, typically located in a central area of your home. The thermostat is how you tell your air conditioning or heating system what temperature to keep your home or business. The difference between a manual and programmable thermostat is that you can program your thermostat to change the temperature setting depending on the day of the week and time. After the settings are made, your thermostat will automatically kick in or shut off at a specified time.
What Kind of Savings Can I Expect to See?
It is suggested that if you set your air temperature 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer for a period of at least 8 hours you will see a savings on your energy bill of about 5-to-15% per year. This means that in the summer time during the daytime hours when no one is home and at night you should set your temperature to between 80 and 85 degrees. The warmer your home is the less heat that enters your home. In reverse, during the winter, the cooler your home is the less heat that is escaping. This means that when your air temperature is higher or lower when your home is unoccupied, the less energy your air conditioner system will use to return the home to a comfortable temperature upon your return.
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