When you live in northern Indiana, the huge temperature swings from one season to another means you have to be extra vigilant to ensure you save energy and hold on to more of the dollars you’ve worked so hard to earn. The Indiana Office of Energy Development reports that around 45 percent of the money that residents spend on utilities goes towards heating and cooling. A programmable thermostat offers you an affordable way to cut those energy bills down to size. Read on to learn how these smart devices make it easy to increase comfort and energy savings.

Automatic Comfort

A programmable thermostat gives you the ability to vary household temperatures according to your personal schedule. For example, you can program the settings and save a bundle by programming your air conditioner to operate at higher temperatures when you go to bed or when you’re away from home. You can lower them again in time to ensure that you wake up or return to a comfortably cool environment.

Programming Strategies

For optimal energy savings, when programming your thermostat, it is best to leave settings for at least an 8-hour period. For every degree that you increase the temperature for a minimum of eight hours at a time, you can slice one percent off your cooling costs. The reverse is also true in the cooler months. There are models that allow you to override settings if necessary, without erasing the programming. High-tech Carrier thermostats and controls include models with additional money-saving features, including:

  • Adaptive recovery units that continually monitor system performance to deliver the ideal temperature
  • WiFi or Internet accessibility that allows you to adjust settings from remote locations
  • Energy reports and customized tips that let you save even more money without compromising your comfort

From programmable thermostats to high-efficiency comfort systems, Rex’s Heating and Cooling is your starting place for energy savings. For more information about ways to stretch your energy dollars, take a look at our HVAC solutions or call 574-538-2022 today.