If you’re getting ready to upgrade your HVAC system, you’re making a wise decision. Modern, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment offers great savings on energy costs. In order to really maximize the energy savings from your new system, there are two other things you should do. First, make sure you have no leaks in your ducts. Sealed ducts will stop the loss of hot or cold air. Second, when the equipment is installed, get a programmable thermostat installed as well.
Installing a programmable thermostat in your Metro-East home will add a little extra to those energy savings you’ll be enjoying. You can make your equipment even more energy-efficient with that one, simple addition.
When your home is empty during working or school hours, programmable thermostats alllow you to lower the indoor temperature when it’s cold outside (and raise it when it’s hot) and save even more. At night, while sleeping, the thermostat can be set to a comfortable temperature and cut back on energy use.
Weekends away, holidays and vacations are all great times to put programmable thermostats to work. While everyone’s away, a setback of 10 to 15 degrees reduces the workload on your new equipment and helps even more to reduce your energy bills. If you stop to think about how often your family is away from home, over the span of just one year, those savings can really add up.
Before coming back in from school, work, vacations or weekends away, programmable thermostats can be set to bring the temperature back to a comfortable level a half-hour before you arrive. Using programmable thermostats gives you that added control over the energy savings from your new equipment.
Learn more about how to partner your new equipment with a programmable thermostat. Contact us at Ernst Heating and Cooling. We can explain how using your thermostat and new equipment as a team can lower your monthly costs. Give us a call, we’re always ready to help.
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