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Programmable Thermostats and more Energy Efficiency Tips from CQI

Today, homeowners are constantly striving to make their homes more energy efficient and thus save money. And there are numerous products on the market capable of reducing your home’s energy consumption. One of these products is a Programmable Thermostat, which allows homeowners to more efficiently control their energy use.

By just turning your thermostat down (7-10 degrees) or off when you are asleep or away, you could see significant savings on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat allows you to do this automatically, according to a pre-set schedule. You simply set times when your HVAC system is on, off, or working in a diminished capacity.

According to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), a programmable thermostat can save homeowners as much as 10% a year on their heating and cooling costs.

Programming your Programmable Thermostat

It is important to first consider your schedule. When do you normally go to sleep, get up for work, go to work, get home from work, etc.? Schedule your programmable thermostat accordingly. But in order to achieve the highest possible savings without sacrificing comfort, have your thermostat turn down the temperature right before you go to bed, turn back up right before you wake up, turn down right before you go to work, and turn back up before you get home.

You will not notice the temperature difference, but your wallet will!

To learn more, please contact CQI Associates by calling 410-740-0667 or visit today!

CQI Associates has saved our public and private commercial clients well over $1,500,000,000 based on our energy and environmental program and project saving recommendations.

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