Honeywell Programmable Thermostat
|January 13, 2011||Posted by admin under Heating and Cooling|
It is very possible to painlessly grab savings of approximately 10 to 15% annually on your heating and air conditioning expenses by simply adjusting your thermostat down 10°–15° for eight hours of each day. The downside is that you have to remember to readjust the thermostat every time. The better alternative is to accomplish the same thing automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing a modern
A very common false opinion about programmable thermostats is that a typical furnace or air conditioner has to burn more energy than normal to heat or cool the home back to a livable and comfortable temperature after the thermostat has returned to it previous temperature, providing very little or no energy savings (as well as money savings). But research proves, the moment your living space dip below its normal temperature, the house will lose heat or cooling to the surrounding exterior temperatures far more slowly.
The heat loss is even less (and slower) when the temperature of the inside of the house is lower. So this means that the more time the interior of the home stays at the lower temperature, the more likely you are to save energy, because the home has lost a good deal less energy than it would have if it was maintained at the greater temperature. The same basic rules apply to increasing the temperature of your thermostat setting in the cooling season; if you raise the temperature inside your home it will decrease the movement of hot exterior air into your the inside of your home, saving money on your air conditioning bill.