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How Much Will Having a Programmable HVAC Save You?

Programmable HVACYou’ve probably already heard that a programmable thermostat can help you save money. But how does a programmable thermostat lead to energy savings? How much exactly can you expect to save? Let’s take a closer look at the energy-saving features and capabilities of programmable HVAC thermostats.

How a Programmable Thermostat Saves You Money

Heating and cooling account for more than 40% of your home’s energy consumption. Sadly, a large portion of that energy is spent on heating and cooling empty zones of your home while you’re away or asleep.

You don’t have to spend excess energy to heat or cool your home when you’re asleep or at work or school. A programmable thermostat allows you to create different temperature settings for when you’re sleeping or away from home to maximize energy savings. A 5-2 or 5-1-1 programmable thermostat lets you create one temperature setting for the weekdays and different ones for the weekend. A seven-day model lets you create different settings for each day of the week.

How Much Do You Save With a Programmable HVAC?

The Environmental Protection Agency suggests you could use 1% less energy for every degree you turn your thermostat up in the summer or down in the winter. That could lead to 10% less energy consumed if you reduce your cooling or heating by 10 degrees on weekdays when you’re at work or school and at night.

With the automatic temperature adjustments you can make with a programmable HVAC (depending on the day of the week or the time of the day), you can save between 10% and 30% on your power bills. According to estimates, a basic programmable thermostat could result in energy savings of $180 annually when used properly.

A programmable thermostat can help you significantly cut down on energy usage. However, it’s crucial to invest in a quality thermostat model as well as installation. If you need quality programmable HVAC thermostat installation or any other HVAC services in the Yuma area, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.