Mar 11 2015

Spring comes early in Savannah, and it’s a great time to think about going greener. One of the easiest ways to upgrade your HVAC’s eco-friendliness is to install a new thermostat. When you have a programmable thermostat, you can configure your indoor comfort system for efficient operation 24/7. Programmable thermostats help to reduce energy usage, so greenhouse emissions are reduced, and the device does not contain mercury, which is good for the environment. There are many different thermostats and controls to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that delivers maximum value for you. Here are some of the awesome benefits you’ll enjoy when you install a programmable thermostat:

Lower Utility Bills

According to Energy Star, a programmable thermostat can save you up to $180 on energy bills annually. According to Energy.gov, turning your thermostat up or down by 10-15 degrees for eight hours every day can save you 5-15 percent on utility bills. Essentially, you can save 1-3 percent of energy for each degree of thermostat adjustment, and the savings are even greater in milder climates like Savannah.

Worry-Free Indoor Comfort

Do you find yourself adjusting and readjusting your thermostat just to feel comfortable? Are you trying to remember to turn the thermostat up or down depending on whether you are at home or away? Once you enter your climate control preferences, a programmable thermostat will efficiently maintain optimum temperatures so you won’t have to. Smart thermostats can maintain different temperatures in different rooms on different days of the week, and the temperature levels they maintain are usually more accurate than those maintained by manual thermostats.

Precision Climate Control

Are you a micro-manager? You can program a thermostat or control to manage every aspect of your indoor environment from temperature, humidity and airflow to ventilation and air quality. Thermostats can alert you that HVAC filters need changing, when the system needs preventive maintenance and if the unit needs repair. You can maintain different temperatures in different rooms, and when you can heat or cool only the rooms you use, energy usage drops without compromising indoor comfort. Some programmable thermostats have motion detectors that can determine if anyone is home and adjust temperatures accordingly, while other controls can be linked to your mobile device.

Spring Forward With Your New Thermostat

You’ll enjoy the benefits of your new thermostat all summer long, and when the cooler weather rolls around, you’ll appreciate how your thermostat will help to lower home heating costs. Because the thermostat ensures efficient HVAC operation year-round, your system won’t have to work as hard, so it’s likely to enjoy a longer lifespan. For more information about how a programmable thermostat or other control system can conserve Savannah home energy usage and make life easier, check out Dyess Air’s amazing thermostat selection or call 912-295-4061.

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