Written on: February 21, 2022
If you still use a manual thermostat in your Fairfield County home, you could be missing out on some energy savings!
The first way is that if you forget to adjust your thermostat when you leave the house, you end up wasting energy heating or cooling your home while you’re not there to use it. If you forget to adjust it before you go to bed, the living areas of your home are being heated and cooled at daytime settings for no good reason.
Also, manual thermostats are imprecise. How imprecise? Some can vary by as much as 5°, which can make a huge difference in your energy costs!
Today’s programmable and smart thermostats are great investments in your comfort as well as energy efficiency. Since programming your thermostat properly can save you 10% on your heating and cooling costs. Your programmable or smart thermostat will pay for itself in just a few months with those savings!
Before you set the temperatures on your programmable or smart thermostat, get to know it and how it operates. Read the manual and discover its features. If you have a smart thermostat, download the app and learn how to use it.
Once you have a handle on programming your new thermostat, you can set it for the ideal balance of minimizing energy usage while maximizing comfort. These guidelines come from the U.S. Department of Energy. for an optimum balance of comfort and savings.
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