Tracey Energy, Helping You Save Energy!

- 9:27 am - January 12th, 2018

Programmable thermostats are one of the least expensive and simplest ways to conserve energy in your home this winter. With a programmable thermostat, you’ll raise your home comfort and convenience levels by taking complete control over your temperature settings, no matter where you are. The multiple thermostat settings allow you to boost fuel efficiency by syncing your heating equipment’s schedule to your family’s. By adjusting the thermostat to your family’s schedule, your home will always be comfortable when it needs to be, but will also save you money by turning your system down when no one is home. Smart thermostats even allow you to control the temperature with your smartphone, tablet or computer – you have completely access from anywhere! 

Tracey and the ENERGY STAR® program have many valuable tips to save money with a programmable thermostat. Here are just a few: 

Select the right model – There are different models of programmable thermostats: 7-day, which allows you to set a different schedule for each day of the week; 5+2 day that allows you to set the temperature for the entire work week while keeping a different setting for the weekend; and a 5-1-1 thermostat that allows more flexibility on the weekend when your schedule may vary.

Going away? Adjust accordingly! – If you’re going on vacation, make sure you set the thermostat to an energy-saving temperature for the duration of your trip. For the winter time, set the thermostat no lower than 55ºF to minimize the risk of a pipe freezing. 

Keep away from heat-emitting appliances – Installing a thermostat near a television, refrigerator, computer or any other device that gives off heat will cause your thermostat to incorrectly read the temperature of your home. Instead, install the thermostat in a centralized location for more accurate temperature control. Better yet, be sure to have a professional Tracey Energy technician install in properly, get it set up, and walk you through all its features. 

Do not override settings – You use extra energy every time you alter the programmed temperature, which will show up in your next energy bill. 

With a properly installed and set programmable thermostat, homeowners like you can save about $180 a year. Start reducing your energy bills! Call Tracey Energy today to purchase your thermostat and schedule its installation.

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