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Filtrete Programmable Thermostat
By: Jodi Marks
Programmable thermostats are a great way to save energy by allowing you to raise or lower the temperature in your home while you’re away. The Filtrete programmable thermostat has a back-lit touch-screen for easy visibility and a seven-day program.
In addition, the Filtrete programmable thermostat can connect to your home’s Wi-Fi connection to allow you to monitor and adjust the temperature in your home remotely using a computer or smartphone.
The Filtrete programmable thermostat is available at The Home Depot.
Watch this video to find out more.
Jodi Marks: Now, when you think about doing home improvement projects on a budget, nine times out of ten, you’re probably doing projects around the house that will only change the aesthetic or the overall look of the room of the house. But there are some DIY projects that you can do on a budget that will help you save money over the long haul as well, and installing a programmable thermostat is one of those.
Now, I’ve got a good example of one right here. This is by Filtrete, and I like this one because there’s a couple of little features going on. First of all, this has got both capabilities to program seven days a week on either a five-two programmable schedule or a five-one-one programmable schedule. Now, another feature that I like about this is it’s got a large screen here and it lights up in the back, so it’s got easy visibility and it’s very user friendly.
If you have Wi-Fi in your home, another feature that this has is that from any Internet connection or smartphone, you can program your thermostat while you’re away, so that’s also another little added feature. All in all, programmable thermostats are very easy to install and most of them are compatible with your HVAC system. So you’re in good shape there. And again, this is just another project that you can do on a shoestring budget that actually will save you money over time.