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Is Adjusting Your Thermostat Worth the Effort


Although many people have a programmable thermostat in their Marietta, Georgia, home, many people don’t think it’s worth the effort to properly program it. Fortunately, once you learn how easy it is to program, you’ll find that you can save money with little effort by adjusting your thermostat. 

Make It Worth It

Programming your thermostat is worth the investment of time because it can save you a lot of money on your utility bills. There are times when it’s not necessary to have your heating or cooling on full blast. When you’re away at work, on vacation, or snuggled up in your bed, you don’t need your HVAC system operating on high. If you work regular hours, program your thermostat to change temperatures during the day, and then adjust it to your desired temperature by the time you get home. You can also lower or raise the temperature at night while you are asleep to use less energy as well. 

See the Savings

The savings are real when you adjust and program your thermostat. One study found that you could save anywhere from 10 percent to 15 percent per year on your energy costs by adjusting your thermostat. That means if you spend $250 per month on your electric bill, you could potentially save over $400 per year. Having your HVAC system work less also can extend the life of your system also saving you money. 

Make It Easy

If the thought of programming your thermostat gives you a headache, consider investing in a smart thermostat. Instead of programming your thermostat for every trip and weather change, you can adjust the temperature from your smartphone. Instead of trying to predict the weather or come home early to a warm or cold house, you have the power in your hands. Smart thermostats are a small investment considering the significant savings you can achieve on your utility bills, and always make sure your home is comfortable. 

If you are ready to upgrade your thermostat, or have other HVAC concerns, we are the people to call. Contact E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning at 678-369-8866 to speak to an experienced professional today. 

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