Did you know you can save energy and money just by installing a new thermostat in your home? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, installing a programmable thermostat can cut your heating and cooling bills by as much as $180 a year. Duggan's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning can help you with air conditioner installation and keep your home energy-efficient with a smart thermostat installation.

With the latest advancements in thermostat technology, a smart thermostat can be programmed to automatically adjust the temperature in your home even when you're not there. New models sense movement in the house and realize that you are at home or away.

How Does it Work?

A programmable or smart thermostat can be preset to temperatures that you choose. It can adjust temperatures at different times during the day to fit your schedule. When you're away from the house or asleep at night, the thermostat can adjust the temperature setting to save energy, then adjust it again when you return home or get up in the morning. New thermostat technology also allows you to control the settings remotely from any computer, tablet or smartphone. You can adjust the temperature and turn the heat or air conditioning on and off from your office or car.

Selecting the Right Model

To choose the best thermostat for your home, consider your schedule. Do you have a set work schedule each day or a flexible schedule? How many hours are you away each day? Smart thermostats usually come with four to six programmable settings that you can set to fit your schedule.

  • 7-day models – best for a flexible schedule and provides the most flexibility in daily programming.

  • 5 + 2-day models – best for a set weekday schedule, and a flexible weekend schedule.

  • 5-1-1 models – best for a set schedule Monday through Friday and different set schedule on Saturdays and Sundays.

Some models have alert indicators that notify you when you need heating and air conditioner maintenance, air filter replacement and repairs by an Augusta air conditioner company.

A smart thermostat installation will provide energy savings and year-round comfort for your home. Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® can help with all of your heating, air conditioning, and electric needs. Since 1966, we have provided expert service to the greater Augusta, GA. area. For information or service, give us a call at (706) 914-1617.