Save Money on Your Heating Bill This Winter with a Setback Thermostat

Posted by on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 9:32am

Are you looking for ways to save money on your utility bills this winter? Just one simple change in your thermostat can help you do it. By using a setback thermostat you'll be able to have control over the temperature setting during the day while you're at work and then at night when you're sleeping.

When you use a conventional thermostat you only have the option of choosing one temperature. If you set it to 18°C it will set off the furnace once the air temperature in the house drops below that level. It will automatically turn off again when the 18°C mark has been met.

A setback thermostat

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What this thermostat does, on the other hand, is automatically turn down the setting during the day or at night. You can also program it to go back to a higher setting when you're expected to return home after a day of work or when you wake up in the morning. This means that your house will stay cooler when you're not there or asleep, but you won't have to experience any discomfort at all on awakening or returning home.

A setback thermostat can do the same thing backwards for your air conditioning during the summer. You can leave the house warmer when you're not there and then have it cool to a more comfortable level before you arrive home.

Although this can be done with a regular thermostat, it's a lot more of a hassle and you won't be able to program it to return to a better level for your return home or your awakening in the morning. You'll also have to remember to adjust it every morning and evening.

In the mad scramble to get out of the house in the morning and during the late hours of the evening when you're trying to keep your eyes open it's easy to forget something as simple as turning down the heat. With a setback thermostat you'll be able to set and forget and enjoy lower heating bills as a result. It really doesn't get any easier than that!

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