Happy with the smart thermostat

 

                 The new year resolution which my spouse plus I have made, will benefit both of our lives, and the environment. Instead of worrying about diets plus how many inches we can lose, we are trying to do right by the environment by lowering our energy use. Our first step was to tackle our utility use… We’re usually quite careful about our central heating use, but we both knew we could be better, especially since our temperature control was already so ancient to begin with;

                 Since we’ve only got a tiny budget to work with, we chose a fairly basic programmable temperature control. This unit was less than thirty dollars, which is perfect for us! The downside is that the price tag comes with a lot of work. While installing it was easy enough–we just had it done while in our first Heating plus Air Conditioning repair visit of the year–getting it do exactly what every one of us wanted was not. The two of us spent long hours programming our schedules into it, and figuring out how to do so took an hour all on its own.

               With the programmable temperature control, there is no forgetting to turn down the heat before leaving for work, plus remembering to change the settings before we go to bed. The programmable temperature control now does all the work for us, plus in doing so we’re saving on our utility bill! Since we got the modern temperature control, our oil gas furnace is going through the fuel a lot more slowly. Who knows; maybe we can get through the rest of Winter time on one tank…

programmable thermostat