Sunday, October 14, 2018

How Can the Right Thermostat Make Your Home More Energy Efficient?

Want to make your home more energy efficient but aren’t sure how a thermostat can help? Ready to know more about how your thermostat can affect your home’s energy efficiency? Not sure if an updated thermostat is worth the investment?

Because thermostats can be as simple as a dial on the wall, it might not seem like a very important part of your home or its energy efficiency. But the truth is, the right thermostat can help you save a bundle on your heating your Ann Arbor home. Heating and cooling are typically top expenses on your utility bill each month. That’s why using your thermostat as an energy-saving tool saves you money. See how you can make this change in your home!

What are the types of thermostats? 

heating ann arborManual: a simple, inexpensive thermostat that requires you to manually change settings. 
Programmable: a thermostat you program to automatically change temperature settings, potentially with a different setting for days of the week or parts of the house. 
Smart: a high-tech thermostat that optimizes energy efficiency. Can learn from how you use it and be set remotely. 

How do thermostats affect energy efficiency? tells us that by bringing temperature settings on your thermostat 7-10 degrees closer to the outside temperature for 8 hours a day, you can save 10% on your hills for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home. 
That means that changing your thermostat when you leave the house for work, when you go to sleep, when you go on vacation, and even when you just go out for dinner makes your house more efficient and saves money. 

Do you need a high-tech thermostat to be energy efficient?

A programmable or a smart thermostat aren’t necessary to make your home more efficient, but they make the job easier. 
Think about it: when you’re in a rush to get out the door in the morning, does changing your thermostat setting cross your mind? Even if the thermostat is high on your list of priorities, you’ll still forget from time to time. Those slips all add up to higher energy usage and higher bills. 
If you have a lot on your plate, but want to make your home more efficient, an upgraded thermostat is a good investment. 

What do you do when you’re ready for a new thermostat?

When you’re ready to give your home’s energy efficiency a boost, give us a call at CMR Mechanical. Our experts can help determine the best model to meet your needs and make sure everything is compatible with your existing system. Get in touch with us today!

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