Reduce Your Energy Bill with a Programmable Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways you can reduce your energy bill in your home. On average, households spend $2,200 a year on heating and cooling. Using a programmable thermostat can reduce the amount of energy your household uses and save you money. In order to get the most out of your programmable thermostat you need to know which settings are most efficient. Pre-programmed settings come with new thermostats, but depending on the schedule of your household you might need to make changes. Choosing the right thermostat and having it set to a program that fits your household are half the battle in lowering your bills.
Editor's Pick: In the hunt for programmable thermostats that are easy to install and operate, we came across the Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 Digital Thermostat. The first thing that caught our attention was the large digital display, which makes it easy to read and use. Maybe it's my age, but I hate having to squint at a thermostat to figure out what the temperature is in my home. With the Honeywell 8000, it's really easy to read.
The RTH7500D by Honeywell is a energy star rated 7-day programmable thermostat. This model is designed for easy installation and use. It's large backlit screen makes it easy to read, and the push-button controls make operating the RTH7500D a snap. If programmed as directed, this Honeywell programmable thermostat can save you up to 33% in heating and cooling costs. This model can be powered through your heating and cooling system or with batteries.
The Lux Products TX9000TS Touch Screen 7 Day Programmable Thermostat is an easy-to-use touch screen thermostat that gives homeowners complete and accurate temperature control at the touch of a finger. The TX9000TS incorporates a user-friendly interface that is simple to understand and a large digital display that is easy to read. It is also Energy Star approved for reducing energy use, is 7-day programmable and compatible with a variety of heating and cooling systems.