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How a Programmable Thermostat Can Save You Money This Summer

Are you still moving around dials and sliders to change the temperature settings on your thermostat? It’s time for an upgrade. Manual thermostats of the past are difficult to use, and a new digital thermostat has a clear display that makes it a lot easier to get the temperature right. But that’s not the only benefit of upgrading your thermostat.

Installing a new programmable thermostat can save you a lot of money over the years. Take a look at how you can save.

The problem with manual thermostats

With manual thermostats, many homeowners end up setting it and forgetting it. You may find a temperature that makes you comfortable and leave it untouched all day and all night—and maybe even while you are away.

But throughout the day, your need for cooling varies. You might need more cool air when you are moving around and working hard than when you are relaxing on the couch at night. And when the house is unoccupied, raising the temperature or shutting off the system completely can save you a lot of money.

The money-saving benefits of programmable thermostats

In some cases, homeowners save up to $200 dollars just by upgrading the thermostat and learning how to use it properly. Set a weekly schedule according to your routine, and make small changes through the week as needed. Have the temperature go up while you are gone for the day and lower again 30 minutes before you expect to arrive, so you are greeted by a cool comfortable home.

You don’t have to wait to install a new air conditioner before upgrading to a programmable thermostat. Call an air conditioning technician any time you decide that switching out that old model is the best choice for your home.

VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers professional AC and thermostat services throughout the Minnetonka area. Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service!

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