By resetting the thermostat in a household while you are away from your house or asleep, you can really save some money by the end of the season. Just by simply reducing your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees while you sleep or when you are away from your house during the winter can save you anywhere from 5% to 15% on your energy costs per year. Not only are you reducing your energy costs, but you are also reducing your energy usage at the same time.
It is a misconception that your heater has to work harder to make up the heat you lost while sleeping or while you were away. The truth is that the lower your house drops below its normal temperature, the slower your house loses energy to its surroundings. This means your home is actually more efficient at a colder temperature than at a higher one, so you’re creating an environment where your heater doesn’t have to overcompensate in order to get the temperature back to its usual setting. This efficiency means large savings for those who put this into practice.
Programmable thermostats make the job of reducing energy costs extremely simple. You can easily install and establish settings on these thermostats which will allow you to set certain temperatures for certain times of the day. The job of creating an efficient house and saving money has never been easier. Not only is it good for the environment, but good for your wallet too.