Programmable Thermostats Save Big
Programmable thermostats make sense (and dollars)! You can save up to 20% of your heating and air conditioning bill per year if you adjust temperatures 5-10 degrees at night and when you’re out. For most American households, this is a savings of $202 per year so a programmable thermostat pays for itself after the first month. A programmable thermostat typically pays for itself within two months of installation. And a small bonus—many types of household plants and flowers (like orchids) grow better when the temperature in the house isn’t steady (but goes up or down by 10 degrees for an extended period).