When the weather turns cold, there’s an old wives’ tale we hear time and time again. Folks tell us, “Did you know that programmable thermostats don’t actually save you money?” Well, we want to dispel this rumor once and for all: That’s simply not true! Programmable thermostats do offer energy—and money—savings. Here’s how. A programmable thermostat allows you to create a schedule that automatically adjusts the temperature setting in your home. That provides huge convenience, like turning up the heat in the morning before you get out of bed. But it also enables you to easily set your thermostat lower when you’re out of the house. Set up the schedule once, and your programmable thermostat can keep your house toasty warm in the morning when you’re getting ready, turn down the heat for the 8 to 10 hours you’re out of the house for work, and have the heat kick back on in time for your space to be cozy before you walk back in the front door at the end of the day. This strategy can save you up to 10% on your annual heating and cooling costs, according to Energy.gov. So the next time someone tries to convince you a programmable thermostat is a waste of money, you’ll know the real deal. You can save, and save big, by installing a programmable thermostat! At United Heating & Plumbing LLC, we want to make sure our customers can keep their homes comfortable this winter without spending an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer helpful tips like saving with a programmable thermostat. If you’re ready to make the upgrade for your home, we can provide thermostat installation and more. Call now for your free estimate.