Programmable Thermostat

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You can save as much as 10% on cooling bills by turning the thermostat up a few degrees for eight hours each day, and you can do that automatically by installing a programmable thermostat. These devices allow you to adjust the times your air conditioning operates according to a preset schedule that you create to match your lifestyle.

For example, this summer you could program the thermostat to let the house be a few degrees warmer during the daytime while you’re away at work. Then, just before you arrive home in the evenings, it would bring the temperature back down to a comfortable level. If you decide to take the day off and stay home, you can simply override the thermostat.

The best part is there’s no need for an electrician, because they’re easy to install and many are available for as little as $50.


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    November 1st, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Glad we could help, Lucy. Tell your friends about these tips, please, and take care!

  • Lucy Tuazon Says:
    October 31st, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I totally agree with having your fireplace inspected annually by someone professional. Winter is coming and this is the perfect time to have our chimney cleaned since it will be used more often. I’ll be sure to take all your tips and I’ll look for a chimney sweep company that’s certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Thanks!

  • K.Thorpe Says:
    December 13th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I have been living in my home for over two years. In the basement of our home is a fireplace that uses natural gas. We have used our natural gas operated fireplace once over this period -the pilot light is always on it has never gone out. Our house
    furnace was serviced in October of 2016, it never occurred to me that I should have asked the service man about the fire place. Should I have our fireplace serviced ? How often and by whom.
    Thanks for your response – Karl

  • Lindy Salomon Says:
    October 2nd, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I have an electric fire place. Of course it has set dormant all summer. I live in a very dusty area and the fire place is centered between two book cases. I think I should pull the fire place out and dust behind it, before I use it. I am getting mixed opinions so I would really appreciate your opinion.
    Thank you,
    Lindy Salomon

  • diego Says:
    May 1st, 2011 at 7:32 am

    could you send me some information about kerosene heater?
    or let me know how i can get information.
    I remenber the Coleman one but , dont know if they made anymore

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Programmable Thermostat