One of the best ways to save money on your heating costs is by upgrading to a digital or—even better—a programmable thermostat. Most homeowners don’t take this into consideration, but the thermostat serves as the control panel—the “brain”—of their home’s heating and air conditioning system, and allows you to maintain comfort in your home all day long.
But if you don’t know how to use your thermostat efficiently, then you could actually be doing yourself a disservice—paying high utility bills for no reason. Using your thermostat correctly can result in significant savings on your monthly heating bills this winter. We’ve shared a couple reasons why this is so, below.
Many homeowners, especially those who do not have a programmable thermostat, may leave their heaters off all day while they’re out, only to blast the temperature dramatically high when they get home to warm up the living space faster. Not only does this not work, but it’s inefficient and can cost you money instead of saving you money.
Instead, you should set the thermostat a few degrees cooler than you normally would when you aren’t home, to shave your energy bills and prevent inefficient system use. It also helps to set your thermostat lower at night when you’re sleeping and just use a blanket.
The benefit of using a programmable or a Wi-Fi thermostat is that you can adjust the thermostat so it automatically adjusts to your desired temperature. This way you can have the temperature go up about 20 minutes before you come home, and you won’t have to mess with anything right when you come in the door.
ACI Northwest is here to help you with all your home comfort needs and concerns. Contact us today for whatever your Coeur d’Alene heating service needs are.