If your home has central air or heating (or both) you’ve got a thermostat. But are you using that thermostat properly?
You may be surprised to learn that the answer is actually probably no. In fact, it was discovered through a study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab that nine out of ten Americans rarely program their thermostat or have never even attempted to program their thermostat due to a lack of knowledge about how to do so. However, properly programming your thermostat can add up to big savings on your home’s energy costs – we’re talking about a savings of about 10% or more.
So wouldn’t you want to know the ins and outs of your thermostat so that your home is comfortable no matter the season and so that you can start saving money?
For you to start managing your home’s temperature and start saving money, we recommend following guidance from the U.S. Department of Energy.
If you’ve got a programmable thermostat, you have the ability to set a timer for temperature changes. If this is the case:
Considering the world we live in today, there are of course smart (wi-fi) thermostats. With this technology, you are able to control your home’s thermostat remotely from your phone or iPad. Some of these smart devices can also set a humidity level, track how much energy you’re using and tell you how long it takes your home to reach your ideal temperature.
If your New Jersey home needs a thermostat installation, the professionals at JW Pierson can help. Contact us today!