Save Money with a Programmable Thermostat
Did you know that you can save up to ten percent on your heating and cooling bills each year just by turning your thermostat back approximately roughly seven to ten degrees while you’re away from home? Sounds great, but how hard is it to remember to adjust your thermostat before you head out the door? For a lot of people, it is far more difficult than you might expect. And that means leaving the air conditioner or heater running all day long while nobody is there to enjoy it. At the end of the month, you open an energy bill that can make you truly cringe.
With a programmable thermostat, scheduling the times you turn on your heating or air conditioning is a breeze. With simple programming methods, you can set your temperature to adjust to different levels at different times of the day, each day of the week. That means turning your system to a more reasonable temperature when you are out so you spend less on energy, and having it turn back on again right before you get home so you never come back to an uncomfortable home. You’ll not only save on your utility bills, but your equipment will last longer since it wouldn’t need to operate as much. Ask one of our professional Austin heating & air technicians about updating your home with a programmable thermostat.
Nest: The Learning Thermostat
Our lives revolve around technology. We like to have the most current phones, laptops, tablets, and televisions. So why not have the same standards for one of the most important things to keeping a comfortable home?
Our society has turned air conditioning and heating into a necessity rather than a luxury. But by having outdated technology, you can actually end up spending much more than needed to maintain a comfortable environment at home.
Enter the Nest; a thermostat with learning capabilities of your habits. An un-programmed thermostat can waste a large chunk of your heating and cooling utility bills. But with this innovation, you can change the temperature to your desired levels at different times in the day and, within a week, the Nest will learn to set them on its own. You can even control it from your smart phone no matter where you are. And with the ability to check your daily energy history, request monthly energy reports, in addition to the ease of being energy conscious, your Nest will essentially end up paying for itself!
Contact AC Express and find out more about upgrading to a Nest thermostat in Austin, TX!