What works for one appliance does not automatically work for another appliance.
Case in point: Yes, you can save energy by turning off lights.
But you won’t save energy by constantly turning your HVAC on and off.
You actually will be running up your bill by using more energy with the frequent on-off action.
One solution: Install a programmable thermostat that keeps an electronic eye on your heating and air conditioning, adjusting the temps to your lifestyle.
Perhaps you want a warm house when you get home at 5:15 p.m. in January. A programmable thermostat can take care of that and many more tasks – and you can operate it remotely. If you’re running late, for instance, you can notify it to adjust the temperature in keeping with your arrival time.
The U.S. Department of Energy sees several advantages to programmable thermostats:
“You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep or away from home. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.”
Cutting energy usage will keep the lid on energy costs, which are rising around the world. Another benefit: You can customize areas of your home according to temperature preferences. One temperature for Grandma, another for Junior!
Contact Premier HVAC for more information on programmable thermostats. (718) 790-4446.