The single, easiest way to get higher performance from your existing heating and cooling system while lowering your home’s overall energy costs is to merely install a programmable thermostat. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a programmable thermostat can save you up to 30% on energy costs annually. A comfortable temperature along with a proper humidity and clean air will provide you with a comfortable and healthy environment.
Programmable thermostats for heat pump systems:
Have a programmable thermostat installed specifically designed for heat pumps which allow you to more efficiently regulate the temperature. A programmable thermostat not designed for heat pump application will cause the auziliary heat to come on prematurely after a nighttime setback. This back up can offset any savings realized during the setback period. A heat pump programmable thermostat allows for a greater recovery time, allowing the heat pump to gradually recover the desired temperature with very little or no expensive auxiliary heat.
A programmable thermostat conserves energy and saves you money
Trane programmable thermostats are designed to maximize the performance of your home comfort systems with reliable, accurate temperature control. And, because you could program them to raise or lower the temperature when you’re not home, they also save energy while still maintaining your standard of comfort. In fact, during the winter you can save about 3 percent of your heating costs for every degree you lower your thermostat.
During the summer, you can cut your cooling costs up to 4 percent for every degree you raise your thermostat*. All you have to do is plan your family’s schedule for the week, follow your thermostat’s simple programming instructions, and then reap the benefits of lower energy costs and enhanced comfort.