A programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save money on your utility bill. Now is a great time to think about upgrading your thermostat. If your house is empty during the day you may be wasting money.
A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule what inside temperature you want to maintain for a particular time. For example, if everyone in the household is gone during the day, you could set the thermostat to turn off the unit at seven in the morning and turn it on at four in the afternoon.
As the fall and winter approaches, it may be a good idea to use the heater only during the evening and early morning hours. The thermostat can be programmed to turn the heat off at ten in the evening and turn it back on at six in the morning. If everyone has an extra blanket, you can save money by not heating the house during the night.
Programmable thermostats are available at many home improvement stores, and they are usually quite easy to install. It can be a great investment as the cost of utilities continues to rise.