Though many people in Reading, PA look forward to the change in season from summer to fall to winter, chances are they don’t look forward to an increase in the cost of utility bills. As the chilly weather makes its way into Reading and the leaves float gently down to the ground, heating bills start to rise, up, up, up. Aside from moving closer to the equator, there isn’t much you can do to avoid this. Your family needs to be warm and comfortable at home, so heat is a necessity. Many Reading residents look for ways to keep down the cost of heating their homes, and, because at The Plumbing Works we won’t stand for wearing hats, mittens, and coats indoors, we’d like to share with you some information on one of our favorite energy-saving heating products: the programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat allows you to have the temperature of your home automatically adjusted according to your regular schedule. For example, if your house sits empty on weekdays from eight o’clock in the morning until six o’clock in the evening, then you don’t need your house to be heated as much during that time. Many people also like to program their thermostats so that the house is heated less at nighttime when they are asleep. Because each member of the family is warm and cozy under their sheets and blankets, the air in the home doesn’t need to be quite as warm as when the family is awake and moving about. The great thing about the programmable thermostat is that it works to suit whatever your individual family’s schedule is so that your home is still warm and comfortable when you want it to be. Then, during the times when no one is around to notice that the home is a bit cooler, your heating unit can work less, use less energy, and ultimately save you money!
There are several benefits to installing a programmable thermostat in your Reading home. Obviously, the first is savings. You will most likely save enough money to make up for the cost of the thermostat within the first year. The savings each year after that is just money in your pocket! Another benefit of programmable thermostats is environmental. They are eco-friendly, contain no mercury, and, by using less energy, you’ll be helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Programmable thermostats are also convenient because you won’t have to constantly adjust the temperature; it’s done automatically. And, depending on your air conditioning system, you may be able to program your thermostat for efficient cooling in the summer as well!
If you think a programmable thermostat might be right for your Reading, PA home, contact The Plumbing Works today and one of our heating experts will help you to choose the thermostat that will work best with your heating unit and maximize energy efficiency in your home! Saving money on energy will be easy this winter with a programmable thermostat!