Programmable thermostats save on heating bills

It is just plain fact. A programmable thermostat will save you money on your heating bill. It is a simple as that. Having it turn down the heat or air conditioning while you are a way and heating and cooling it back up when you are home will save you money on your monthly utility bill.

Programmable thermostats have come a long way in a short time in terms of technology and in price. You can get a pretty basic model with a number of off and on setting for $50 or you can go big with a wifi enabled thermostat that lets you program from your iPhone or smartphone.

This article from the Seattle Times is a perfect primer for learning the basics about how a programmable thermostat can save you money.

Thermostats have power to save on heating bills

Even if you have only a passing interest in home energy conservation, you know thermostats are no longer the utilitarian, mundane devices they once were. Thermostats have gotten downright trendy.

The newfangled thermostats have a lot to offer, but a basic programmable thermostat or even a manually operated unit could also meet your needs. When it comes to saving energy, you have the power.  … Read more on The Seattle Times

Nest Learning Thermostat – 1st Generation T100577 with Mini Tool Box (fs)

Nest Learning Thermostat - 1st Generation T100577 with Mini Tool Box (fs)

  • This is the original Nest. It’s beautiful, simple to use, can be controlled from your smartphone and works in about 75 percent of homes
  • Auto-Schedule – Nest remembers the temperatures you like and programs itself
  • Auto-Away – Nest saves energy by automatically turning itself down when you’re away
  • Remote control – Connect Nest to Wi-Fi to control it from your smartphone, laptop or tablet
  • Energy History – See how much energy you?ve used and what affects your energy use most

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