Are you still using a manual thermostat system? Possibly even one that uses mercury? Maybe you’ve admired the programmable thermostats at your neighbor’s house but you tell yourself yours seems to be working just fine. Well, it probably is. But like many devices out there designed to increase energy efficiency, programmable thermostats have the ability to save your household substantial money.
Having programmable thermostats rather than manual thermostats eliminates the number of changes to you need to remember to make to the thermostat. Additionally, a manual mercury thermostat can become uncalibrated and not register the indoor temperature as accurately as the newer digital programmable thermostats available.
Fortunately, the decision of whether manual thermostats or programmable thermostats are best for you is pretty easy. Do you have someone at home most of the time? If so then your annual savings would be less. But if you are like many households in North Carolina, and your house is empty during part of the 24-hour cycle, then you could be saving up to 15 per year on heating and cooling costs with programmable thermostats. Besides saving money, waiting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for your home to be at the right temperature is a huge discomfort.
Though your existing manual thermostats may be working fine, consider that a switch to programmable thermostats would save you money on your utility bills. Additionally, the programmable thermostats work at peak efficiency and provide the maximum comfort that you deserve.
If you have any questions about programmable thermostats — or any part of your heating and cooling system — contact Jackson & Sons. We’ll be glad to help.
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