Who doesn’t want to wake up to a warm home? After you come home from work, you want your home to be warm. However, you also want to save money along the way. You can have the best of both worlds with one of the latest pieces of technology and proper furnace maintenance. Getting your furnace and thermostat to work together efficiently during the cold weather season will allow you to come home to a cozy home, while still being able to keep more of your money in your pocket.
According to the US Department of Energy, you can save about 5-15 percent each year on your energy bills by simply reducing the temperature on your thermostat by 10-15 degrees for eight hours out of the day. Set your thermostat back before you turn in for the night and before heading to work to begin saving money. When you wake up in the morning, and when you return home from work, you will have a nice, cold home. If you forget to set your thermostat, you aren’t going to save money. Thanks to programmable models, all of the guesswork is done for you.
Depending on what your schedule is, you can set the times for your thermostat based on when you wake up and when you come home from work. The thermostat will also adjust for daylight savings time, so that way your schedule isn’t affected. Some thermostats come with an override function that allows you to change the temperature during your scheduled time. Once you have the chance to learn all about the features in these thermostats, they will do all of the hard work for you. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy having a nice, warm home right when you need it.