Want to save money on your heating bills this year?
Here’s an energy saving tip: You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10° to 15° degrees for eight hours? You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.
Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. As a result, you don’t operate the equipment as much when you are asleep or when the house is not occupied.
Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. When shopping for a programmable thermostat, be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR® label–of which we have several here at Friedman’s Home Improvement.
Whether your goal is to save money or to save the environment through energy-conservation, properly using a ceiling fan and programmable thermostat can help.
Here’s another energy saving tip: Use a ceiling fan to save energy on heating bills by setting it at a low speed in a clockwise rotation. This mixes the warm air trapped at the ceiling with cooler air at the bottom of the room – warming up the living space.
Set and Save. Now, that’s a comfortable way to save on energy costs when the weather turns cool.
Come on into any of our stores in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, or Ukiah, and let us help you find the right thermostats and fans for your home. Friedman’s Home Improvement, where you’ll get the lowest price and local advice.