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How Upgrading To A Programmable Thermostat Could Save You Long Term

Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to boost your energy savings. Programmable thermostats allow you to reduce energy use by using your heating and cooling system less when you don’t need it. These devices are cost effective and many homeowners make back their initial investment within a year.

Just by turning your thermostat down 10-15 degrees eight hours a day, you can save up to 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills annually. A programmable thermostat allows you to do this without manual adjustments, and do it during parts of the day when you don’t really need the conditioned air anyway, like at night and when you’re at work.

A number of different programmable thermostats are available. They range from models with one setting for the weekdays and another for the weekends to thermostats that allow you to program a different schedule for each day of the week.

What they all have in common is that they can reduce your energy bills by letting you set a heating or cooling schedule ahead of time, so that your furnace or air conditioner kicks in automatically when you need it to, and stays silent when you don’t.

When most people upgrade to a programmable thermostat during the winter, they typically keep it around 68 degrees during the day, then turn it down to about 55 degrees at night and when nobody’s home. During the summer, you would do just the opposite, keeping your home warmer than normal when you’re out of the house, and have the thermostat set to cool your house to 78 degrees or so when you’re home. Of course, you can set yours according to your own preferences.

If you’re considering upgrading to a programmable thermostat, contact Blanton’s Heating and A/C for more information. We’ve been providing expert HVAC service in the Fayetteville area since 1951.