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 More Money 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.
Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat
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 will more than pay for the installation of a programmable thermostat in its first year of use.
Explore the Many Options for Programmable Thermostats
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 currently in homes 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
Using Your Thermostat With Smart Home Technology
Thermostats have gotten a lot more advanced even in the last few years. It used to be that the options above were the only way to control or program the temperature settings for your home, but now the interfaces are even sleeker and more intuitive. You can control your thermostat directly through an app on your phone or another smart device, which is easier than tinkering with the wall-mounted unit.
This also means you can change the temperature at any time and from any place as long as you have an internet connection. Going for a hike at the Phoenix Mountains Preserve or a spring training game in Goodyear, but don’t know when you’ll be back? No problem– just lower the temperature in your home before you head back, and your air conditioner will get to work before you arrive.
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.
Pairing Your New Air Conditioner With a Smart Thermostat
The latest and greatest air conditioners might have dual-stage or even multi-stage capabilities. In other words, they can adjust the speed of the air handler to fine-tune the flow of air within the home. Compare this to older or less expensive air conditioners that only have one speed: on. The benefit of dual-stage and multi-stage air conditioners is that they’re more efficient, don’t cycle on and off as much, and generally last longer.
Make the most of your new air conditioner by pairing it with a smart thermostat that’s just as smart. Combining multiple state-of-the-art tools to address your energy consumption will yield the best results, and you’re likely to see a noticeable impact on your monthly bills. If you’ve already decided to spring for the best air conditioner money can buy, it probably makes sense to spend a little bit more and get the best thermostat as well.
Looking to Save Money on Your Energy Bills? Contact Day & Night Air Today!
Here at Day & Night Air, we know what it takes to keep homes cool in Arizona. We’ve worked with clients in Peoria, Scottsdale, Chandler, and others throughout the valley to lower energy bills without sacrificing comfort. You might be amazed by how efficiently a smart thermostat will help you take control over your heating and air conditioning. Talk to one of our HVAC specialists today to get started on the path toward reduced utility bills.