While energy costs, especially those associated with home heating and cooling continue to rise, there is one inexpensive way all homeowners can fight back – and that’s by going to the local hardware or big box store and buying a relatively inexpensive programmable thermostat. This type of thermostat saves energy and money on utility bills by allowing residents to set home temperatures according to various personal factors.
These thermostats supply personal comfort through pre-set temperature levels – levels that you input, based upon your needs and preferences and are generally more convenient and accurate than manual thermostats. Looking to reduce your monthly utility bills? With the purchase of one of these devices you will usually see the return on your investment within the first year; this device can, depending upon the size of the home, save residents about $150 annually. In addition, they are also a plus for the environmentally conscious because they contain no mercury and are eco-friendly. Using less energy also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.
For homeowners who work outside the home during the day and have a different schedule on the weekend, a programmable thermostat can offer many benefits. Or, if you are home throughout the day, seven days a week, then a programmable thermostat will offer limited benefits – but can still save you money.
This type of thermostat can be set to adjust the temperature of a home according to a user’s schedule. The temperature can be set to change based on whether or not the home is occupied or whether residents are asleep or awake. For example, in the morning before occupants wake up, the thermostat can be preset for a slightly warmer temperature. As well, the thermostat can be adjusted for both heating and cooling seasons.
And now having said all this, it’s important to note that not all HVAC equipment is designed to have a set-back thermostat as part of it’s design application and in some cases, may even hinder performance such as in Air Handler applications. Furthermore, some systems such as the Carrier Infinity Control System has an adaptive recovery feature within it’s design. You want to make sure that your set-back settings do not conflict with the adaptive recovery feature. Before purchasing and installing a set-back programmable thermostat, always check with your HVAC provider to ensure your application can host this type of function.
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