Are Programmable Thermostats a good deal?

Did you know that if your home is heated with a Solid Fuel a Programable Thermostat is not required?  The major problem with that statement is that most folks aren’t quite sure what solid fuels are?  Basically, there are three types of fuel:

  • Solid Fuel – things that burn to create heat, things like wood.
  • Liquid Fuel – this is mostly fuel oil, kerosene, or LP
  • Gaseous Fuels – obviously the name is a give-away.

If your home is heated with either liquid fuel or Gaseous Fuel then the Vermont Energy Code requires that you have a Programable Thermostat that will:

  • Raise the temperature when you are home
  • Lower the temperature when you are NOT home.
  • There are thermostats available that can actually sense when someone is in the room and will alter the temperatures automatically.
  • Lower the temperature when you are home – Air Conditioning
  • Raise the temperature when you are NOT home – Air Conditioning

How much does the “Average American Family” spend over the course of a year on energy?

  • $1,000
  • $2,000
  • $3,000

I hope you didn’t cheat and look ahead – the Average American Family spends about $2,000 each year on Energy Costs.  And of that total Energy Cost about one-half is spent on Heating and Cooling. 

  1. Did you know that a Programable Thermostat can save you between 15% and 20% each year on your Energy Costs? 
  2. Did you know that Programable Thermostats are eligible for Energy Rebates?

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