The buzz around programmable thermostats has been big in the HVAC industry lately.
Heating and cooling technicians in Loveland and around the country have been starry-eyed about their sleek new design and what that could mean for business, our clients and the future of home comfort systems.
IMS wants to answer the actual important question among all of the madness: Does it save you money?
Here is the answer:
On average, heating and cooling counts for 50% of the American household’s energy bill each month.
Therefore, anything you can do to get this down is a plus.
Studies have shown that a smart thermostat saves on average 12,000 dollars in 10 years due to their ability to sense and regulate temperatures much more effectively than older models. The reason this saves money is because it is able to respond and adjust faster which uses less energy. With older models that do not have this feature, if the temperature drops significantly the furnace or air conditioner has to work hard and fast to get back to a comfortable temperature.
Still looking at that chunk of change doesn’t mean you should go out and buy a brand new smart thermostat this second—it is also important to keep in mind the startup costs of buying one. Not only are they more expensive—you will also have to pay for the installation. For some clients, it could take up to a year for the savings to make up the difference of a smart thermostat.
The other amusing things that can happen when people buy a Smart Thermostat is they forget or just don’t bother to program it. The programming can take some time, but it will be well worth the effort if you do.
So yes—a smart thermostat can save you a nice chunk of change, but you have to use it as it was designed to get the most out of it. No matter what your thermostat needs are check out what IMS has to offer including the INFINITY® TOUCH CONTROL, CÔR™ WIFI THERMOSTAT, and the PERFORMANCE™ SERIES.