Also known as an automatic setback, day/night or clock thermostat, it's a "smart" device that automatically adjusts room temperature settings to energy-saving levels when you're sleeping or away from home. Plus, a programmable thermostat is smartly priced, making it a small investment in your comfort for many heating seasons to come. Research by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) indicates that a single setback each day of five degrees Fahrenheit provides a 10 percent savings. Using a programmable thermostat effectively can deliver a return on your investment of up to 124 percent or more!
Featured Programmable Thermostats
The latest iteration of programmable thermostats is the learning thermostat. The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified. It works by learning what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Independent studies have shown that the Nest Learning Thermostat has saved people an overage of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on air conditioning bills. It practically pays for itself!
Smart thermostats, such as the Ecobee4, can be accessed from your smartphone or any other Wi-Fi-enabled mobile device. Unlike most thermostats that read the temperature in one room, the Ecobee4 relies on wireless room sensors to detect occupancy and pick up on cold or hot spots throughout your home, and then they automatically adjust to meet the needs of the household.The Smart Home/Away feature automatically enables an energy savings mode when no one is home, and the free energy reports provide insights on how efficient your home’s heating and cooling systems are. Overall, homeowners can save up to 23% in heating and cooling costs each year!
We recommend programmable thermostats by Honeywell. Honeywell's complete line of programmable thermostats includes 7-day, 5-1-1-day, 5-2-day and 1-week models, and are easy to use, easy to program, and easy to read. They provide precise temperature control and consistent comfort, and some models even come in colors to match your decor!