03 May '11, 3pm

Spring is a great time to invest in a programmable thermostat and save on bills!

In general, every programmable thermostat comes with four pre-programmed settings and maintains those settings within two degrees. Many qualified models also come with additional features, such as: Digital, backlit displays Touch pad screen programming Voice and/or phone programming Hold/Vacation features Indicators which tell you when it’s time to change air filters Indicators that signal malfunctioning of heating/cooling systems Adaptive Recovery/ Smart Recovery features — control features that senses the amount of time it will take to reach the next set-point temperature, and reach desired temperatures by the set time How Do You Choose the Right One for You? To decide which model is best for you, think about your schedule and how often you are away from home for regular periods of time — work, school, other activities — and then decide which of the three different model...

Full article: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=thermostats.pr_ther...

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