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Smart & Programmable Thermostats

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thermostat options connecticutA thermostat is a great way to gain greater control over your family’s comfort and save money. By installing a smart or programmable thermostat in your Connecticut home, you’ll help your HVAC system run more efficiently.

During the winter months, using a thermostat properly can help you save money on your heating costs. You’ll also save money on cooling costs during the summer.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), the lower the interior temperature, the slower the heat loss. The longer your house remains at the lower temperature, the more energy you save because your house has lost less energy than it would have at the higher temperature.

The Energy Department concludes that you can save as much as 10% a year on annual energy costs by simply adjusting your thermostat 7°-10°F for eight hours a day from its normal setting.

Jennings Oil & Propane Can Help You Save

We can help you take full advantage of this comfort-increasing and cost-saving technology.

The manual mercury switch thermostat is quickly becoming a relic. Modern thermostats are technologically advanced. There are programmable thermostats and smart thermostats. What’s the difference? Let’s explore the features of each.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats offer digital displays and can store data. You can set a programmable thermostat so that it adjusts the temperature in your home according to the time of day.

For example, set a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature in your home during the nighttime hours that you and your family will be sleeping and during the daytime hours that you and your family will be away at work or school.

Set it to raise the temperature in your home in the morning before everyone wakes up and again in the afternoon or evening before your family returns home. A programmable thermostat is capable of multiple settings. You can have a weekend setting and a vacation setting as well.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats give you even more control than programmable thermostats. They connect to your electronic devices. That means you can check and control your smart thermostat from wherever you have a wireless signal.

Smart thermostats will learn your family’s heating and cooling habits and create a schedule that complements them. You may even be able to connect your smart thermostat to your home’s virtual assistant and use voice commands to control it. Some will also adjust your home’s temperature based on the weather outside!

Please go here to see an example of a smart thermostat that we can install for you.

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Get comfortable with Jennings Oil & Propane! Our top-rated company has more than 80 years of experience providing heating and cooling services to our customers in Danbury, Kent, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Southbury, and surrounding towns in parts of Connecticut’s Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties.

Contact us today to learn more about your thermostat options. Don’t be intimidated by this technology. When you buy your thermostat from Jennings Oil & Propane, we’ll also show you how to use it.