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Is Your Thermostat Costing You Money?

female-comfortable-in-homeThermostats don’t seem like they cost much when they start breaking down, but they do. Homeowners often equate thermostats to television remotes, thinking that they’re just as important—but we’re here to tell you that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Thermostats, unlike your television remote, contribute regularly to the proper functioning of your heating system and can eventually save you money on energy costs.

If you’re wondering how a thermostat could save you money, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll get into the specifics soon, but we want to emphasize that there are other resources to contact when you’re curious about how to increase your heater’s efficiency. Contacting a trustworthy HVAC contractor in Des Moines, IA can give you solid statistics and helpful information on what model of thermostat will be right for you and your heater.

Let’s get started!

Programmable Thermostats

If you’ve never seen “programmable” and “thermostats” in the same sentence together, then we’re excited to fill you in on the technological innovations that have taken place in the last decade. Programmable thermostats can save you money by prioritizing your utility usage and energy costs to find a solution that works for you and your budget. These thermostats can run reports and statistically determine how much money you’re spending on energy along with how much money you will have to spend in the coming months.

  • Digital Convenience. Programmable thermostats are the easiest tools to use, whereas their older more analog counterparts need instruction manuals and they can take minutes to hours of your day to figure out. These thermostats function via a touchscreen panel with intuitive controls and allow you to set customized temperatures for different times of the day in your home.
  • Wireless Programming. Smart and Wi-Fi thermostats can be controlled from anywhere in your home remotely. They can connect to your smartphone, which allows for constant fine-tuning and climate control in your home. Some homeowners like to keep their heat lower while they’re at work, since nobody is around to enjoy the warmth—but this can be a hassle without direct access to your heating system throughout the day. Now, turn on your smartphone at work and lower the temperature anytime, which will save hundreds of dollars a year on heating costs.
  • Smart Home Appliances. It doesn’t have to stop at temperature. Many thermostat models, with the appropriately installed HVAC equipment, control humidity as well as lights, music, security systems, and more from the tip of your finger on your smartphone. While this might not explicitly save you money initially, this can save something that’s just as important than money—time. Free up your time by having all of your appliances work from your smartphone, allowing you to focus your time and energy on the things in life that matter more.

Just by investing in a smart thermostat, you’ll enjoy a more convenient lifestyle with passive savings that come with increased temperature control. It might be hard to imagine without having interacted with one yourself, but we promise that these handy little devices can change your life!

Upgrade your thermostat today by calling Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling!

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