(Near I-70 and Harlan)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
The short answer to this questions is yes, installing and using a programmable thermostat will save on your energy bills.
The long answer is it depends.
Here in Colorado, if you are living in a household with two or more people under the same roof, you probably experience the temperature wars. People have different body temperatures, and likewise require different temperatures in their homes in order to keep cool or warm. And so the battle begins. One person comes in and wants it cooler, the next comes in and warms the place up. Continue reading →
Before the heat of the summer hits and you’re using your air conditioner every day, consider making an easy, affordable change to your system. One that will help you save energy costs in the long run.
A programmable thermostat allows you to control temperatures on a programmable basis rather than playing the “up, down” game all day. Not only can it save you money on your electric bills, it gives you the freedom of having your air conditioning system operate only when it is needed.
For instance, your cooling system does not need to run full-force when your home is empty. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the system to turn on shortly before you come home – your home will be cool and comfortable when you arrive without having the system on all day.
Choose the right programmable thermostat for your cooling system. Yes, there are differences. You can compare various models or ask a professional for help. You want a thermostat with separate settings for the weekend and the weekdays. You can also choose a thermostat that allows different settings for different days of the week. Some thermostats are programmable by phone or computer. Evaluate your cooling needs and choose the programmable thermostat that fits your needs and budget best. Continue reading →
Trying to save money this year? Maybe you’re cutting coupons and watching for the big sales. Every little bit helps.
While watching for ways to save money outside of your home is one way of saving, another way is to make a small change to something you use every day – your furnace and air conditioner.
On average, you spend about $2000 each year on your utility bills – about half of this amount comes from heating and cooling your home. Yet with one small change – a programmable thermostat – studies show you can save up to 10 percent each year.
Without a programmable thermostat, you probably find yourself changing the temperature all the time. Up when you rise in the morning. Down as you leave for work. Up when the kids are home from school. Down when you head out for practice. Up for dinner. Down before you head off to bed. And of course there are many days you simply forget, leaving your house toasty warm with no one there to enjoy it.
And with every flip of the switch, you may raise it a degree or two each time. 70 one time. 65 the next. 73, then 68. Your furnace is constantly changing and working to keep up with your demands. Continue reading →