During the cold of winter, staying nice and warm is on most people’s minds. However, not everyone has extra money to spend on heating, which is why it’s also important to conserve as much as possible. For years, the concepts of staying warm and saving money have been mutually exclusive—however, digital thermostats have reconciled the two. Here’s how:
- Creating the ideal temperature when you’re awake
The amazing thing about digital thermostats is that they can be set to specific temperatures for specified periods of time. This means that you can make your home an ideal temperature when you are at home and awake, when you need it the most. Never again will you have to waddle around in sweaters and blankets!
- Lowering the temperature when you’re asleep or away
Not only can a programmable digital thermostat keep a warm temperature during the times that you are awake, but it can also lower the temperature when you are at work or asleep and no longer need the additional warmth. You can also program your thermostat to stay low when you are away on vacation, allowing you to keep the temperature just high enough to keep your pipes from freezing, but low enough to save you energy and money.
- Providing precise control
A manual thermostat can only remain at one temperature per setting. Programmable digital thermostats, on the other hand, allow you to adjust the temperature for any period of time, allowing you save a considerable sum without having to fiddle with the thermostat all the time. According to EnergyStar.gov, homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats!
If you’d like to learn more about programmable digital thermostats, contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland. Our experienced and friendly technicians are happy to set you up with a highly efficient HVAC system, complete with a programmable thermostat. To learn more, call us today at (410) 698-6465.