There’s no doubt that the cost of living is higher these days. We are living through some of the most extreme inflation in decades. It’s tapered off in recent months, but prices are still rising more rapidly than they have in a while.
With this in mind, the team at JW Pierson Co. is always looking for ways to save our customers money. We do this through our fair and transparent pricing, price protection plans and loyalty rewards. Our technicians help households in Essex, Passaic and Bergen counties get the most from their energy dollars with high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.
But there’s one piece of equipment that can really make a huge difference to your energy spending — both for heating and air conditioning — while not costing you much in upfront expenses: a smart thermostat.
The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that households can save up to 10 percent a year on heating and cooling expenses by turning their thermostats back 7 to 10 degrees from their standard setting for 8 hours a day.
There are ways to accomplish this without sacrificing an iota of comfort or adding even a little stress. You can use a programmable thermostat to preset these temperature adjustments so they take place when everyone is asleep or out of the house. Even better, a smart thermostat like the RedLINK Wireless Comfort from Honeywell, which the JW Pierson team installs, can automate these energy-saving adjustments — plus find others to save you money.
While programmable thermostats have been a positive development to help homeowners reduce their energy costs, the advent of WiFi-enabled smart thermostats is bringing these processes to a whole new level.
With a smart thermostat like the RedLINK Wireless Comfort, you can adjust your home’s temperature using your smartphone or tablet. If you wake up on a cold morning and the house is a little chilly, you can grab your phone from the bedside table and turn up the heating. Have you ever realized too late that you left the air conditioning on while you were away on vacation for a week? No need to worry when you have a smart thermostat. You can adjust your thermostat while checking your bags at the airport.
That’s just the beginning of the benefits you’ll receive with a smart thermostat. It can make additional temperature adjustments for your home when it detects that you’re away.
And Honeywell’s RedLINK Wireless Comfort thermostat also scales back your heating and cooling when energy prices are higher than normal. This system keeps track of your home’s indoor air quality, sends your wireless devices an alert if something goes wrong with your HVAC equipment, reminds you to change your air filters and schedules your yearly equipment tune-ups.
Installing a smart thermostat is quick and affordable. Contact JW Pierson Co., and we can get started today.