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Electrical / December 8, 2014
Soaring temperatures outside are sure to result in soaring energy bills from trying to keep your home cool. It can be very expensive to air condition your home and what is worse is that, often, people are cooling their home even when they are not there. If you and your spouse or family are away from the home all day, there is no reason to be running your air conditioner all day long to cool a home that no one is in. But, many people simply forget to change their thermostats before they leave. It is an easy mistake to make as most people are rushing in the morning trying to get out the door. And the same thing frequently happens when people leave on vacation. We all have good intentions of changing the thermostat while we are gone but do we all remember to? Often, no. All of that air conditioning that is never even felt or enjoyed still costs money and that is why it is important to install a smart programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat is great because it can be set according to your habits and you do not have to change it every day but even better than a programmable thermostat is a smart programmable thermostat. Smart thermostats, such as the Nest thermostat, actually learn your habits and find ways to be as energy efficient as possible. When your thermostat is energy efficient it will not only be better for the environment, but it will save you a lot of money.
When it comes to home appliances, we are all trying to be more energy efficient, and it is for good reasons. Study after study has shown that energy efficient appliances really do cut down on energy usage and save money. Houselogic points out just how much money the average homeowner can save by switching to a programmable thermostat, “It’s no secret that heating and cooling account for the bulk of a home’s energy usage — an average of over $1,000 annually. Switching from a manual to a programmable thermostat is one simple way to save as much as $180 a year.” Smart programmable thermostats can be programmed by you based on your own unique schedule. If you know you always work late on Tuesdays and that nobody else will be home until you are, you can set your thermostat to start air conditioning the home to your desired temperature at a later time. But, a smart thermostat will start to learn habits as you adjust your thermostat from day to day and it will begin to adapt so that you maximize energy efficiency. Additionally, many smart thermostats can be controlled by smart devices. This means, should you forget to set your thermostat or should plans change, you can adjust your thermostat right from your smart device. Go on vacation and forget to change your thermostat so that you do not waste energy while you are away? No problem, hop on your smart device and change it. It is simple and relatively inexpensive to make a switch to smart programmable thermostats and it will pay for itself in no time with energy savings.