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3 Thermostat Tips and Tricks to Save Money

Arianne Large - Thursday, May 24, 2018

A smart thermostat could be your ticket to energy efficiency.

Energy efficiency during the warm spring and hot summer? Don’t laugh! It’s doable if you know some tips and tricks for using your smart thermostat. Here are three that could save you money:

Tip #1: Programming Is Key

The programmable function of a smart thermostat is the key to saving energy and money when using your heating and cooling system. Don't get overwhelmed or intimidated by the idea of setting up this feature. Most new thermostats have user-friendly touch screens and intuitive controls, so you can set it up to fit your needs and your lifestyle. You can use less energy keeping your home comfortable when you need it.

Tip #2: Adjust When You’re on Vacation

Whether you’re taking a long vacation this summer or some short weekend trips, you can save a bundle by adjusting your thermostat for when you’re away. Moving the temperature up by just a few degrees can save you a significant amount of money over time. There’s no reason to keep your home ultra-cool when you’re not there to appreciate it.

Tip #3: Utilize the Technology

The goal of smart thermostats is to make it easy for you to use less energy heating and cooling your home, which equates to spending less money on your monthly utility bills. Because they’re also designed to be simple to use, taking a little time to learn the functions will allow you to take advantage of the features that will save you the most money.

For more information on how you can get the most from your smart thermostat to boost your energy efficiency, contact our expert team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.