Homeowners in the San Fernando Valley are constantly striving to find ways to increase energy efficiency and lower their energy costs. With rising gas prices and overwhelming call-to-action by green movement supporters, you simply cannot ignore your energy bill. Many agree on making an environmental difference, but often these environment-friendly heating/cooling systems are quite expensive, and difficult to put in place. However, with programmable thermostats, you have an easy, quick and convenient way to jump on the green train.
Costs of Programmable Thermostat vs. Energy Bill Savings
You can get a simple thermostat or a programmable thermostat. These thermostats will range from $50 to $200, which is quite a small price compared to that of replacing entire furnaces or installing new windows in pursuit of energy-efficiency. With programmable thermostats, savings are big and costs are comparatively low. You can save up to 15% annually in energy bills. All this can be done by simply turning down your thermostat 15% to 20% for a minimum of eight hours a day.
Heating and Cooling at Your Convenience
Other than reducing your energy bills, programmable thermostats will add significant convenience to your home, saving energy just by ‘lifting a finger’. While winter season in San Fernando is nothing compared to what is experienced in northern cities, setting the right heat while you are at home really helps. In summer, tremendous heat waves can be experienced and you can set the right level of cooling for your comfort. In short, you are customizing how you heat or cool your home.
Turn Off the Heating & Cooling in Unused Areas
Usually there are rooms that aren’t used on a regular basis. A guest room, for instance, will get heated or cooled with the same intensity as the rest of the home. Programmable thermostats will allow you to turn off the heating and cooling in such unused areas of your home, and switch it on again when necessary. You can do the same when you’re away on vacation.
So, there are certainly a lot of benefits linked with installing a programmable thermostat. Not only can you ensure maximum comfort by personalizing the system according to your needs, but you can also go green and save money in the process. That’s pretty good value for a simple push of a button!
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