ENERGY CORNER™ Energy Saving Tip
Maximize your heating dollars with precision this winter. According to the Department of Energy, heating makes up almost 50% of a home’s winter energy bill. Programmable thermostats can help save a large portion of that energy by automatically adjusting system temperatures to correspond to a homeowner’s needs.
When setting a programmable thermostat, consider reducing the temperature at bed time and any time the house will be empty. There are a lot of models available, so be sure to look for the energy star label when shopping for a programmable thermostat.
The Environmental Protection Agency awards the energy star label to products that are among the most efficient in their class. Some brands can be easily installed by homeowners, while others require an electrician or heating system technician.
Switching to a programmable thermostat can save homeowners up to 15% on their energy bills, which adds up to over $300 per year.
ENERGY CORNER™ is a syndicated column written by James and Andréa Symanski and distributed by Suffolk Solutions, LLC.