According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save about 10 percent on your energy bills just by using your programmable thermostat properly.
Unfortunately, most people don’t: according to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, nine out of ten Americans say they’ve rarely (or never) programmed their thermostat because they don’t know how to use it.
If you don’t have one yet, installing a programmable thermostat is a smart move: by making it easy to set your indoor climate to suit your lifestyle, it could pay for itself in energy savings alone the first year you own it.
But saving money isn’t the only advantage that a programmable thermostat provides.
Consider these benefits of programmable thermostats
- Convenience – Many of today’s programmable thermostats offer Wi-Fi technology that allows you to control your thermostat from a smartphone or tablet. Adjust temperatures while you are at work or away on vacation, or keep track of temperatures in your vacation home during the cold winter months. Some Wi-Fi thermostats also allow you to monitor the efficiency of your system, sending you notifications if you have dirty filters, high humidity levels, or lower amounts of refrigerant.
- Energy Efficiency – Heating and cooling your eastern Long Island home accounts for half your energy usage or more. By programming your thermostat to keep reasonable temperatures (68 in the warming months, 78 in the cooling months when people are home) and reducing use when people are away or asleep, you’ll dramatically improve your home energy efficiency and take a few toes off your carbon footprint.
- More comfort – Programmable thermostats can be set to keep you comfortable. Like to sleep cooler? Drop temperatures at night. Like to stay warm when you read the paper on Sunday morning? You can do that, too.
- Longer equipment life – Installing a programmable thermostat can help reduce wear and tear on older heating equipment and cooling equipment, improving its function and efficiency while prolonging its life span.
A programmable or smart thermostat will make a big impact on your family’s comfort without costing you and arm and a leg. To learn more about programmable thermostat installations in Long Island’s East End and North Fork, contact the pros at Burt’s Reliable.
Please note: At Burt’s Reliable, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe and your home cooling and heating systems working through this challenging time.