You probably don’t pay much attention to your thermostat except when you want to turn it up or down, but you probably should. That’s because you can save a lot of money on your heating and cooling bills by installing a programmable thermostat. Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. This will help you avoid heating or cooling an empty home, which can amount to lots of savings every year. How much? The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that using a programmable thermostat can save upwards of $180 each year.
Contact your HVAC installations provider in Portland to have a programmable thermostat put in. Your air conditioning repair technician can show you how to use your new thermostat and advise you on other ways to heat and cool your home more efficiently.