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Save Energy With A Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can save you money on your electric billYou’ve have heard it before, but installing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways you can save real money on those rising heating bills this winter.

Programmable models will never “forget” to turn down the heat when you are asleep or likely to be away, meaning the average family will save $180 a year (off the average annual heating budget of $2,000), according to the EPA. The good news is the price of these units has come down a lot in recent years, and they can now be picked up from big box and hardware stores for as little as $50 (remember to look for sales).

When buying, choose a model that has qualified for the EPA’s Energy Star guidelines. Also note that Energy Star has now launched a new campaign to encourage homeowners to get the most out of a programmable thermostat. To make things easy, the site points out that Energy Star-rated models do come with presets that tend to help most typical families save energy.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program shows you how to properly use your ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostat to save energy, money and help fight global warming.

Check out this EPA video on programmable thermostats:

Talk to us about a programmable thermostat before just installing one. We can advise you, based on your home and your lifestyle, whether a programmable thermostat is right for you or not. Call Brown and Reaves Services today. 843-497-9867. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and grab your 20% off coupon on our next service call.

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