One of the simplest ways to improve your home’s energy performance is to make some adjustments to your thermostat. If your system cannot establish a comfortable environment without you setting the thermostat unusually high or low (depending on the season), it may be a sign your heating or cooling system is not performing properly.
Another way to save is to adjust the thermostat to different temperatures at different times of the day. During the day when everyone is out of the house, there’s no need to keep the AC on full blast. Likewise, you can handle slightly different temperatures when you’re asleep than when you’re awake, so adjusting the thermostat at bedtime is a good way to improve efficiency.
Making those adjustments manually is a great idea in theory, but in practice, it’s easy to forget. Take all the work out of energy saving by investing in a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to set different temperatures for different times of the day, with separate weekday and weekend settings to account for your changing schedule. Time it right, and you’ll be able to come home to a comfortable house at the end of each work day while saving money while you’re out of the house.
Some models even make it possible to make those adjustments while you’re out of the house from a mobile device, a handy feature if you go away on vacation and only remember to turn the AC off when you’re on the road. Give us a call at (413) 732-3141 to learn more about your options.