Programmable Thermostats do they Save you Money?
You may have noticed that there are many choices and varying prices when it comes to purchasing a programmable thermostat for your home. Programmable thermostats are convenient and are a great way to help save money on energy costs. Knowing what the different choices are and what these thermostats can do will make your purchase easier. Here is some basic information to help.
A basic programmable thermostat offers setting the time and temperature on a 5/2 setting. The five represents Monday through Friday settings and the two represents the Saturday and Sunday. This allows you to set your temperature differently during the week and weekends. It also allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day. Many people will set the temperature lower while they at work during the day and have the furnace start warming the house just prior to them returning home. It also allows you to start warming the house prior to getting out of bed.
The next step up is a 5/1/1. This is similar to the 5/2 but allows for different programming on Saturday and Sunday.
There are also thermostats that allow you to program different settings for each day of the week.
There are also new options that allow you to program your thermostat while you are away from home, using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Our best selling programmable thermostat is the Honeywell Pro 8000. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you have about your thermostat or if you are interested in having one installed in your home.