Energy efficient thermostats are becoming the next step in sustainable, responsible air conditioning. Programmable thermostats in particular are changing the way we comfort our homes while saving on energy and costs.

Simply setting your thermostat at night or away from home can make significant strides in your utility bill and your comfort. Thanks to innovative, new technology, thermostats are coming with timers, sensors, and programmable features, making it easier than ever to find your optimum comfort level.

Smart thermostats are also providing remote options. Control your temperature from the office or while you’re on vacation. This is a great tool that will help you turn off the air when you’re gone, turn it on before you come back, and checking it for those of us that ran out of the house and forget to turn off the air.

“In the summer, you can follow the same strategy with central air conditioning by keeping your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lowering the thermostat setting to 78°F (26°C) only when you are at home and need cooling. Although thermostats can be adjusted manually, programmable thermostats will avoid any discomfort by returning temperatures to normal before you wake or return home.” According to the Department of Energy. It’s a good idea to establish a “rule of thumb” in your household. Find out what temperature is comfortable for the whole family and stick to it.

What thermostat are you using now? Is it time for an upgrade? Consider all of your options and make an environmentally responsible decision. Bruno Air Conditioning is available to discuss sustainable options for your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are your local choice for all your maintenance, repair, and installation needs.