With today’s electricity and energy rates, home and business owners in Ontario want to know the most energy-efficient ways to run their heating & cooling equipment. The way you set your thermostat can dramatically affect your energy costs and the efficiency levels of your HVAC equipment.
Should I set the fan to “on” or “auto”?
If your basement is cold and unfinished, you should keep air cycling through your home and use the “on” setting. Using the “on” setting is also useful if you have a new energy-efficient furnace, as hot air will cycle throughout your home without high energy usage.
What’s the best way to set my programmable thermostat?
Used properly, programmable thermostats can help you save up to $180 each year off your heating and cooling bills. Set your thermostat to pre-heat or pre-cool the house during off-peak electricity times, and program it to adjust slightly during on-peak times to maintain a comfortable temperature. This will help you use less energy during the higher rates of on-peak electricity times.
Should I invest in a new energy saving, learning thermostat?
Yes, they pay for themselves! We offer thermostats that are connected to wi-fi and allow you to control the temperature of your house remotely from your phone or tablet. Save energy by turning the heat down on your way out, and up on your way home, ensuring your home is comfortable upon your arrival.
Smart thermostats take care of all the settings for you by learning your preferred temperatures and creating an auto-schedule to help you save energy. When no one’s home, the thermostat turns itself down. Plus you have remote access at all times through your smart phone. Pretty cool, huh? Doyle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s licensed technicians can help you cut energy costs with a new, learning thermostat that pays for itself. If you’re interested in an affordable way to cut your energy costs, let’s talk!