April 18, 2014

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Going On Vacation? Program Your Thermostat Before You Leave, And Spend Your Savings On Your Getaway

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Don’t have a programmable thermostat on your HVAC system yet? If not, you might want to consider having one installed, particularly before you go on vacation. Why waste money cooling your house everyday when no one’s home, when instead, you could be saving money on your utility bills and putting it toward your next family vacation.

A programmable controller for your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, if used correctly, could save you substantially. A typical programmable thermostat has a small digital display that allows you to pre-set up to four different temperatures per day. You can either retain the settings so that they’re used every day, or you can manually override them and change them to suit your needs.

Much of the money lost in high energy bills is due to spaces in your home being heated or cooled when they do not need to be. When you create a heating or cooling schedule, the programmer will turn off the HVAC system automatically. This way, your energy is only used as and when it is really needed, and your overall consumption is reduced significantly.

This type of HVAC controller can not only save you money, but it also helps you to reduce your carbon footprint by emitting fewer greenhouse gases and other environmental pollutants. Along the same lines, obtaining different thermostats for different rooms or zones in your homes can create the same sort of energy savings.

Programmable controllers’ price will depend on the number of features they have. Controllers designed for use with heat pumps are often more expensive; this is because of the requirements of two-stage heating.

Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been providing Greater Cleveland homeowners with reliable and affordable services for the past 75 years. We also offer maintenance plans to keep your system running longer, for less. Contact us today; we are always on hand to discuss your HVAC needs, and we can help you find a programmable thermostat that’s right for your needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing services Western Cleveland. To get started, check out our website.