Who wouldn’t like to have a very reasonable energy bill in their hands every month? Everybody wants it, of course.
However, very few people practice energy efficiency in their homes to get the said energy bill.
The first thing every responsible house owner should do is invest in a state-of-the-art thermostat.
That alone would make a huge difference in the energy bills. Here’s how thermostats help us create energy-efficient homes:
• EASY TO CONTROL
High-tech and programmable thermostats give you complete control over your house’s HVAC system, even if you are not there. The exceptional features allow us to turn off the system when it is not needed and crank it up a few minutes before returning home. This way, the system works only when it is required. It does not run uselessly to waste energy. It also eliminates the possibility of forgetting to turn off your system before leaving for the day.
With programmable thermostats, you only need to set up the temperature and schedule the time once. After that, the system will take care of it constantly. Some thermostats can connect with your phone and help you control your HVAC on the road.
• ENSURES MAINTENANCE OF HVAC SYSTEM
Technologically advanced thermostats keep you updated on how your HVAC is doing. This way, you get to know when your system might need some reparations or cleaning, etc. With a maintained HVAC system, energy wastage is lower, and that leads to lower bills.
• MAINTAINS THE TEMPERATURE OF WATER HEATERS
Many people don’t know this, but if a water heater is set above 120°Fahrenheit, it will result in high energy costs. Investing in a thermostat that shows you the temperature of your water heater will allow you to cut down on your energy bills significantly.
A water heater runs incessantly, even when it’s not in use, and that too above 120° Fahrenheit. For every 10 degrees that you lower in your water heater temperature, you can reduce the energy costs by 3-5%.
Some other ways you can make your house energy efficient includes:
Sealing your air ducts
Opening your windows and blinds in winters and keeping them closed in summers.
Reducing the amount of LED lights in your home
A thermostat can make your house a comfortable place to live in. It can also control your energy usage and limit wastage.
Ensure that the model and brand you choose to buy is compatible with your heating ventilation and air conditioning system.