Even if your air conditioner is still providing reliable performance after all these years, there’s a very good chance it’s costing more money than it should. You may not be wasting money on repairs, but rather on energy bills that are much higher than they really need to be. The reason is not necessarily with your system, but with the device that controls it – your thermostat. Replacing your present model with a programmable thermostat can help leave more money in your bank account each month.
What a Waste
You might not give much thought to your thermostat until something goes wrong. However, advancements in technology over the last few years and been amazing when it comes to programmable thermostats. Outdated units often provide inaccurate temperature readings, which can lead to a great deal to energy wasted on heating and cooling your home. It will also make your air conditioner and heater work much harder than they need to. Not only is this another source of wasted money, it also reduces the lifespan of your system.
A programmable thermostat are not just energy efficient, they’re extremely user friendly as well. Some models even “learn” your comfort preferences so that, over time, you don’t even need to touch them because they set your system to the correct temperature automatically. These are becoming more and more popular; not only do they offer a new level of convenience, they also look great.
Dollars and Sense
If you work during the day, for example, and no one is home, your programmable thermostat can adjust the temperature. For example, it really doesn’t make sense to have your AC set at 73 degrees if you’re gone for the day – unless you want to make sure your furniture remains comfortable. Instead, set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher. Your thermostat can then be programmed to lower the temperature when you leave the office so your inside air will be comfortable when you walk through the front door. You could save up to 15 percent a year on your heating and cooling costs; do the math and you’ll see how that can add up to a significant amount of money.
If you’d like to learn more about some of the types of programmable thermostats we can install in your home, call Global Efficient Energy at 1-888-726-8881 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.