Your thermostat is the most important part of your heating and cooling system.
Without it, you would not be able to control the comfort level in your home. Upgrading your old thermostat to a programmable thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars.
According to the Energy Information Administration, about 42% of home energy costs go to heating and cooling. A lot of these costs come from heating and cooling empty (or unused) spaces, including heating and cooling while people are asleep.
On average, if you set your thermostat down one degree for eight hours every night, you will use about 1% less energy.
Now if you have a programmable, learning thermostat set back the temperature when you are away at work or sleeping during the night, you can see how the savings start to add up.
Smart thermostats have built in WiFi and can offer the customer weather updates, temperature alerts, and built-in home automation capabilities.