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Everyone loves to save money, and homeowners in Crystal River, Florida, are no different. It’s difficult to cut costs for housing expenses, but it’s possible to easily save on your energy bill. The newest technology allows you to program your thermostat away from home using an internet connection and downloadable apps for smartphones and tablet devices. Use the scheduling feature of a smart thermostat to reduce the cost of your energy bills.

Why Use the Scheduling Feature?

Many homeowners have high energy bills every month because they leave their air conditioning unit on for longer than necessary. For example, in a rush to get to work, homeowners often forget to turn up the thermostat. As a result, the air conditioning unit cools the unoccupied home for eight to 10 hours straight. Undoubtedly, this simple mistake causes homeowners to spend hundreds of dollars for energy costs unnecessarily.

Use the scheduling feature of your smart thermostat to avoid this error. For example, if your home is unoccupied from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can use the scheduling feature to turn the air conditioner off during this time on weekdays. In addition to saving money, the smart thermostat also offers convenience. You can schedule it to turn on the AC unit right before you get home so that you’ll walk into a cool house.

How Much Money Will a Smart Thermostat Save You?

A smart thermostat could save you hundreds of dollars yearly, depending on which model you use and how often you use the scheduling feature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, setting your programmable thermostat back by 10 degrees while you’re out for the day can save you up to 10 percent on energy costs. 

A smart thermostat is not only convenient; it’s a great way to save money on air conditioning costs. If you have any questions about smart thermostats, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our many skilled HVAC technicians at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc.. Just call us at 866-881-5935, and we’ll get back to you right away.

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