Q. How much can a programmable thermostat save us vs. the cost of installation?
A. If you use a 5 degree setback you can save between 5-10% on your annual cost to run the furnace. The cost to install a programmable varies greatly depending on what you purchase. It may take between 5-10 years or more to get a full payback.
Q. Is there a recommended temperature range in our home that can yield the best overall energy savings?
A. The cooler you set it in heating and the warmer in cooling the less energy you will use. Each person has their own temperature comfort range and we tell customers to find their optimum comfortable temperature and leave the thermostat set there for the occupied periods of the day.
When it comes to a residential heat pump, homeowners can expect one to last 10 to 20 years with proper maintenance. Learning how to maintain your home's heat pump isn't difficult and will save you money now and in the future.
Is a lack of whole-house humidification causing problems for your household? Low humidity can cause uncomfortable health issues like dry sinuses, allergy flare-ups and itchy skin. Dry air also has a damaging effect on your home's structure and furnishings, causing cracked trim and floorboards, furniture that may fall apart as solvents dry, or cracks that emerge in protective coatings or the wood itself.