What if you could save more than $100 on heating costs by making one simple change to your Brooklyn home this winter? All it takes is a programmable thermostat and the knowledge to set it up.
The heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating have a few tips on how to pick the right one and get the most out of it.
Thermostats have come a long way since the early days of turning them up when you’re cold and down when you’re hot. Most of today’s models offer users the ability to program a schedule into their thermostat, allowing temperature changes throughout the day to happen in the background. These include thermostats that allow you to set different schedules for weekdays and weekends, or for every day of the week.
Internet-connected smart thermostats are also an option, offering greater scheduling options, automated temperature management and the ability to change the temperature even when you’re not home. These models can often provide greater energy savings over conventional or programmable thermostats.
To conserve power, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting the temperature 10 degrees lower or higher when your family isn’t home, depending on the season. After all, why spend the money to heat or cool your house when you’re not home to enjoy it? A programmable thermostat can make this a snap, allowing you to set the temperature according to your family’s schedule.
If you think a programmable thermostat is right for you, give the Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing a call at (718) 748-1254, or contact us online. We can help choose the thermostat that fits your family’s needs, and even install it for you. Schedule an appointment today.