The thermostat is the key component of any heating and cooling system. It maintains your personal level of comfort by communicating with your home’s furnace and air conditioning unit, letting them know when to switch on and when to rest. Old, analog dial thermostats are quickly being replaced by more useful and energy-efficient programmable thermostats. Here’s how installing a new programmable thermostat can benefit you:
Gain Remote Control
A programmable thermostat gives you complete control over your home’s heating and cooling, even from a distance. Many high-tech models allow you access your thermostat via internet connection anywhere in the world. Did you forget to turn down your air conditioning before going on that business trip or family vacation? No problem. Use your smart phone or tablet to manage your home’s temperature remotely.
Reduce Energy Waste
Why waste energy heating and cooling your home if no one is there to enjoy it? If your home is going to be empty during the day, you can preset your thermostat to automatically adjust its temperature settings in order to reduce wasted energy. Then, when you get home, your thermostat will kick in as programmed, based on the time schedule you set. A programmable thermostat provides comfort when you need it, and prevents electricity and heating fuel waste when you don’t.
Putting an end to wasted energy will save you a healthy sum on your energy bills. According to Energy Star, the average household spends more than $1,000 on heating and cooling. A properly-set programmable thermostat can save you an average of $180 a year, which translates to a 15-20 percent reduction in energy costs.
Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money, and you can save even more on your electric bill by choosing an independent energy supplier. South Shore Fuel services the Massachusetts area and offers reduced rates on the supply portion of your energy bill. Call us at (855) 529-9635 to learn more about our fuel supply service.