Did you know that as much as 50% of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and air conditioning system? A programmable thermostat can cut down on wasted energy consumption by properly regulating air conditioning and heating equipment and adjusting the temperature to minimize use when you are away or when you are asleep.
You can program your thermostat to reduce system operation when you go to work or when you are in bed and then turn back on an hour before you come home or wake up. This ensures that your home is always at a comfortable living temperature when you want it. And in this way energy is not used unnecessarily since your heating and air conditioning system doesn’t need to be running at full capacity all the time.
So why haven’t you had a programmable thermostat installed in your home yet? There are relatively inexpensive models that you can install, and some that you can even call from your cell phone on your way home to turn on the system so it’s comfortable by the time you get home.