Energy costs can get quite expensive, especially when heating your home during the winter months and cooling it during the summer months. Not only does this cause your heating and cooling bills to rise, but it’s also not very environmentally friendly. It is for these reasons that you should have a programmable thermostat installed.
Now don’t be fooled – having a programmable thermostat does not automatically equal energy savings. In fact, most models are so complicated that homeowners don’t bother trying to program them, thus paying more for heating and cooling costs.
Have you heard about Nest? What’s cool about this sleek newcomer is that all you have to do is set the temperature for a few days – this will train your Nest thermostat. Nest automatically gets a feel for your home and its temperature needs and it will activate various features on its own without you having to lift a finger. You can even control Nest from your smartphone! Check out more at Nest.com!
In general, programmable thermostats have a number of advantages over using normal thermostats. They help to save energy, save money and of course, increase the level of comfort in your home. A programmable thermostat allows you to program the temperature of your home during any time of the day. When that time comes, the programmable thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature to what you programmed it to be.
This is especially helpful when no one is at home. If no one’s home, what’s the point of running the thermostat so that your home is cool or warm? You can program the thermometer to automatically adjust the temperature to a level that you’ll save the most amount of money once you’ve left home. You’ll even be able to set it to switch back to your desired temperature right before you get back home.
There are a number of different models that allow you different types of flexibility in programming. A 7-day model will allow you to set the temperature schedule on a day to day basis. A 5+2-day model lets you use the same schedule during the week and a different one on the weekend. A 5+1+1 model lets you schedule Saturdays and Sundays separately.
Install a programmable thermostat from Georgia Power and save up to $100 a year on energy costs. Be sure to check out their special $100 rebate as well. For more information about sustainable, cost saving home design, contact a design build firm in Atlanta such as Renewal Design Build.