Which do you think is more expensive: programmable thermostat installation cost or the fuel costs for not using a programmable thermostat? The answer may surprise you; the savings will delight you.
Save Every Year
The U.S. Energy Department says you can save as much as 10 percent of your heating and cooling costs by setting your thermostat back between seven and 10 degrees for eight hours a day (think: overnight). As Energy.Gov says, “The percentage of savings from setback is greater for buildings in milder climates than for those in more severe climates.”
Phoenix certainly is a milder climate for winter heating. While temperatures might dip down to the low 40s, at Day & Night Air we know you will seldom encounter truly cold nights, so your furnace can set back to 65 degrees while you sleep under comfortable, cozy covers.
In summer, too, you can set your thermostat up to 78 degrees or higher when your home is empty or for overnight, saving more money.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says Arizonans spend more than $1,500 annually, on average, for electricity. So saving even just 10 percent, or $150, will more than pay for the installation of a programmable thermostat in its first year of use.
Programmable thermostats can now be so smart; they can work with internet access to optimize your energy savings. Your thermostat, professionally installed by trained technicians from Day & Night Air, can “learn” your family’s habits and adapt to provide the greatest energy savings throughout the day and night. It can even learn and change to take into account weekend activities.
Most programmable thermostats are one of three varieties:
- 5+2-day models — For the same schedule every weekday, with another for weekends
- 5-1-1 models — These are great if you tend to keep one schedule Monday through Friday, another schedule for Saturday, and yet another for Sunday
- 7-day models — Pick this if your daily schedule varies; children are at home earlier on some days than others, for example; this type gives the greatest flexibility and allows you to set different programs for every day of the week
As the reliable HVAC company Phoenix homeowners have come to trust, Day & Night Air can recommend the ideal programmable thermostat for your particular needs. Contact us today so we can assess your system, help you select a thermostat, and install it expertly.