Save more this winter with a smart thermostat

housewise_dm_front-lrg.jpgProgrammable thermostats have the potential to save every homeowner money. The secret to success is the way in which you use these devices to conserve energy.

According to Energy Star, about 45% of a house’s energy is utilized for heating and cooling - that averages to about $2,100 - $2,500 annually. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy goes to heating or cooling unoccupied spaces. Also, keep in mind that you don’t need to heat or cool your home as much when you are sleeping. For every 1 degree Fahrenheit you turn your thermostat down, you will use 1% less energy. This means that if you reduce your heating by 10 degrees at night, you will use 10% less energy.

The programmable thermostat can make a big impact in reducing homeowners’ utility bills because it helps to conserve energy usage. The device operates in such a way as to ensure that less energy will be utilized during the times when you are away at work or when you are sleeping. When used correctly, programmable thermostats can contribute to saving the homeowner 10 to 30% on their heating and cooling bills.

Even when you are home and awake, it is still possible for you to continue saving energy. Staying consistent with your presets on the thermostat is a big deal. Once these operations are set - for both occupied and unoccupied rooms - it is best not to alter them. Constant changes in thermostat temperatures will cause your system to use more energy. It is beneficial, as well, to use the programming to schedule your thermostat to automatically turn on the heat about an hour before you get up in the morning or an hour before you arrive home at the end of your day.

Contact Reese Services today for a free quote on a new smart thermostat. We highly recommend the Bryant® Housewise controlled thermostats for your home. If you would like to also install a new heating unit, we can recommend a variety of Bryant high efficient heat pumps.