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Jul 14

4 Ways to Help You Save Money With a Thermostat

A thermostat is a very useful unit that you can install in your home to sense air temperature. Basically if the temperature falls below the setting you have chosen, it switches the heater on. Then, it switches off when the set temperature is reached.

ThermostatIt is important to know that turning this unit to its higher setting won’t make your room heat up faster. This is because how your room heats up will depend on the design of your heating system.

So, how do you set your own thermostat?

(don’t worry, it’s just as easy as with the microwave we reviewed)

One way to set this unit is to find the lowest temperature that you’re comfortable with. Then, turn it up one degree every day until you find the right temperature. But be careful when adjusting its setting as any adjustment above -18 degrees Celsius can cost more money.

How to save money with your thermostat?

  1. Turn the unit down when you’re out. Or lower it to 55 degrees Fahrenheit if you’re away for a few days. In this way, you won’t risk your water pipes from freezing up.
  2. Save at least 10% of your heating bill by turning down the unit to 10 degrees at night. You can turn it up again during morning.
  3. Install a set-back thermostat. You can have it for your gas and oil central heating system. With this type of unit, the heat will turn up automatically when you get up in the morning and the temperature will turn down as you go to bed.
  4. Turn it down if you need to open all your windows to get some fresh air during spring time. You must also turn it down when you’ll have a party in your house. Having a large group of people around can easily warm up your place without the use of a heating unit. You can save money from doing so.

Where is the most ideal place to install thermostat?

In order to properly sense the room temperature, this unit must be installed in a place where there’s a free flow of air. Thus, don’t cover it with curtains or block it by placing furniture. Avoid placing it near televisions or electric fires as it can prevent the unit from working properly.

In order to get the most of your thermostat, you must choose a temperature that is ideal for the whole house. Install a thermostatic radiator valves to control the temperature of the entire house.

Advanced Features

We have only discussed the more basic features of a thermostat, but as you can read in this nest learning thermostat review (2g) today’s thermostats can be controlled remotely as well, thereby allowing us to set the temperature when we’re not at home. This is a great feature if you want your home to be comfortably warm when you return from an unexpected visit, or when you want your room a little colder because you stay out longer than expected. If your budget allows you, a wireless thermostat is probably a wiser choice.