In Praise of Programmable Thermostats

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In lieu of the fact that the A/C in my house is currently, shall we say, on furlough, I’ve decided that now is as good a time as ever to write about programmable thermostats.

While it’s easy to confuse the programmable thermostat simply as an aesthetic upgrade over the old school controls, the new school push-button approach brings with it an opportunity to save some serious dough. According to the EPA, the average home can save $180 a year by switching over to a programmable model, enough cash to finance the switch and then some.
Whenever you can save money, ease your carbon footprint and make your house look cooler, you’re the big winner.

The Relevant Linkage

Learn which programmable thermostat is right for you.
Make sure that your programmable thermostat is installed properly.
If you’ve already got a programmable thermostat, learn how to set it correctly.
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