Save on Fuel - Go Programable

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Caron's Gateway Real Estate NH #054318

People seem to think that if they lower their thermostats when they are at work and rising them when they are home will make the boiler work harder to bring the home up to temperature but in reallity it does not and can save a good amount of money on the heating expenses. Upgrading the thermostates in a home to programmable takes the memory out of the task of lowering or raising the temp. You can pre-set temps for various times of the day for a full week and the cycle will just repeat itself until it is altrered. So you can set for 67 at night, then 1/2 hour before you get up go to 72, then lower while you are at work and kids are in school then back up to 70 when everyone is home. Reap the benefits of a comfortable home and decreased heat bill, the expense of the purchase is quickly regained in savings. I save about 1 gallon of oil a day.

Comments (2)

Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Diane,

I had a programmable thermostat, and one HVAC tech said it was great and the other said it was not needed.  Georgia tends to have small swings in temperature from season to season (though this summer is breaking records).  I'm staying at 77 24/7 in my home.  Thanks for the post and best of success to you this year!

Jul 09, 2012 05:05 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Thanks for reading and responding,  Do you notice a difference with the programable in your area?

Jul 10, 2012 01:58 AM

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