Category: Energy Savings
For most people in the United States we have our routines down. Wake-up around the same time everyday of the workweek, leave around the same time and come home around the same time. Having routines can be a good thing, especially when it comes to heating and cooling your home. It doesn’t make much sense to heat or cool your home when it is empty while you are at work.
Almost all homes have a thermostat that controls when the heater or air conditioner comes on. A good number of these thermostats are still manual thermostats meaning that the homeowner needs to physically turn them up or down to the setting they desire. These work fine, but it requires the homeowner to remember to set it. A programmable thermostat or smart thermostat simplifies the process and can pay for itself over the course of it’s life. With a programmable thermostat you can set the desired temperature and time frames. For instance, if you leave at 7:30am everyday, you can set the thermostat up or down 10 degrees at 7:30am and maintain that level until you return. Set it once and it automatically takes care of it until your schedule changes. Just think, if you are away from your home 8 hours a day that is 33% of the day. That can translate into a lot of energy and cost savings if you are not heating or cooling the empty space.
There are a lot of options when it comes to a programmable thermostat including ones you can even sync with a smartphone. A homeowner with some wiring knowledge can typically install a programmable thermostat but Air King recommends you consult a HVAC professional. To learn more about other helpful cost saving tips visit the Climate Change section of this web site.