Programmable Thermostat

In today’s economy, people often talk about how they can reduce their expenses and increase the return on their investments. There are many ways to do this, and some are more challenging than others. As I work with clients to maximize their incomes and improve their finances, one thing we discuss is how to reduce their utility costs. One of the items that typically comes up in these conversations is the programmable thermostat. Most people either they don’t have one or they have one but do not use it. According to the energystar.gov website, a programmable thermostat saves an average of $180 per year. So if you have one, start using it. If you don’t have one, get one. Spending $40 to $100 for a programmable thermostat now can save you approximately $1,800 over the next ten years. Now that is an EXCELLENT return on an investment. Talk about savings!

You have a choice, and the choice is yours.

Bryan Cooper

Financial Life Coach

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2 responses to “Programmable Thermostat

  1. Great point Karen. As with anything, make sure you have compatible parts/accessories before you purchase them. Also, one may want to consider looking at Consumer Reports, or other sources for comments and feedback on products. Thanks for the feedback.

  2. We recently switched to programmable thermostats and have appreciated the savings. I recommend that you call the programmable thermostat company with information about your heating and cooling system before you purchase and install. We got the wrong one the first time and needed to call the HVAC company to make a repair. Bummer! Still glad we did it. Lesson learned!

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