Benefits of Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostats

Did you know that for each degree that you adjust your thermostat (down in the winter and up in the summer) over an eight-hour period, you can expect to shave 1-2% off your heating or cooling bill? That may not sound like much, but over the course of a year that could add up to hundreds of dollars! Upgrading from a manual thermostat to a programmable thermostat has obvious benefits for your wallet but also for the environment and your overall comfort level at home or work. Let’s take a look at the benefits offered by a programmable thermostat.

  • $$ Savings – Besides your mortgage, one of the other larger expenses of running your home/business is probably your heating or cooling expenses. Homeowners and business owners have the opportunity to schedule the changes in temperature according to their needs. For example, adjusting the temperature during work or sleeping hours can mean a huge cost savings. With a programmable thermostat there is no “forgetting” to change the temperature – it is all automatic.
  • Optimal Comfort – Who wants to wait for the heat to kick in on a cold winter morning or sweat-to-death during the summer while they wait for the air conditioning to cool things down? Programmable thermostats can be set to reach your ideal temperature by the time you return home or before you start your day, so you never have to sacrifice your personal comfort to save money. Programmable thermostats can also automatically store settings and repeat those settings each day.
  • Environmental Savings – Programmable thermostats are also a bonus for the environmentally conscious since they contain no mercury and are eco-friendly. By using less energy you are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.
  • Hassle-Free – Once the programmable thermostat is installed (we recommend professional installation) you never have to worry about adjusting the thermostat. Programmable thermostats are “set-it-and-forget-it” This is so hassle free that you will find that you spend very little time adjusting to get that “just right” temperature. This can be extremely helpful not just at your home or business but in other environments including: vacation or retirement homes, commercial buildings, and seasonal rentals.

If you would like us to install a programmable thermostat, please call us today at (978) 961-0338 or click here to contact us. As an added incentive, MASS SAVE is currently offering $25 rebates on programmable thermostats and $100 rebates on wireless thermostats (maximum of 2 per household). Rebates good through 2016.

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