Denver homeowners are constantly striving for ways to lower their energy costs and improve energy efficiency. Between rising gas prices and the overwhelming call to action by the green movement, it’s hard to ignore your energy bill. Programmable thermostats are a quick, easy, and incredibly convenient way to hop on the green train. Premier Heating & Air, Denver’s air conditioning repair and replacement experts, can help you pick and install a programmable thermostat in your home!

For a programmable thermostat, all you’ll need to buy is the actual thermostat, which will range from $50 to $200. This is chump change compared to replacing your furnace, installing new windows, or switching out your appliances for energy-efficient options. Although these are all good ways to lower your energy bill, there is usually a large price tag attached!

Besides cutting down your energy bills, programmable thermostats add a significant convenience factor to the comfort of your home, and essentially save energy without you lifting a finger (or actually, by you only lifting a finger).  Essentially, you are customizing how you heat or cool your home. So turn down your heat while you’re at work all day, and have it set to kick back on an hour before you return. That’s eight hours of lowered energy, and your home will still be nice and toasty upon your arrival.

There are probably rooms that you don’t use on a daily basis. Consider a guest room – it often gets heated with the same ferocity as the rest of the house with no one to occupy it. Programmable thermostats give you the option to turn off the heat in these unused areas of your home until it is necessary.