Monday, November 17, 2008

Are You Still Adjusting the Thermostat Yourself?

How many times have you forgotten to turn the thermostat down at night or before you go to work? If your house was built in the 1950s and 1960s like mine is, you might be in the same boat.
Programmable ThermostatDo you still turn your heat down every night and then turn it back up in the morning. Then you turn it back down before you leave for work?
I have also seen plenty of make over shows that still show the old style rotary thermostat before they renovate.

For under $50.00 you can change that forever. You can get a basic 7 day programmable thermostat that handles turning the thermostat down at night and warms up the house before you set your toes on that cold floor in the morning.
The nice thing is you do not have to turn or slide the dial or do anything. The program takes care of the adjusting for you. Programmable ThermostatFancier models can even handle each day as a separate program, which is very useful for those of us who do not have a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 schedule. And these models still only cost under $100.

The installation is a basic DIY project that should take no longer than a half hour to perform. It can save you heating costs for years to come.
Another nice thing is that you can bring the temperature down or up by one degree to see how much of a difference it makes. This way you can set the optimal lowest temperature for your family and save money on your heating bills.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rob I have taken you advise and bought a new Honeywell RTH7500D 7-Day Universal Programmable Thermostat over at Depot. I am going to see how much i will save over the next month and will post my savings. The install was very easy and not to hard to set up after reading it and admitting I did not know what I was doing. I have also replaced all the bulbs in my house from the normal energy star compact fluorescent bulbs to the new Daylight energy bulbs way better light brighter and they really are like daylight, I would only recommend going with a 75 watt not the 60. Thanks Chris D Maenza Sr.