During the cold winter months, many homeowners are looking for ways to increase the comfort of their home while decreasing the amount of their energy bill. Programmable thermostats are a simple way to remedy both of these issues. Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® specializes in thermostat installation and can help make your home a more comfortable space this winter. Following are a few ways you can manage your heat.

1. Install a programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats may be the best way to control the temperature in your home, even while you’re away. Homeowners are able to program a specific temperature with a certain time of the day. The cost of installing a thermostat is easily offset by the amount of savings you will receive on your heating bill.

2. Decrease the temperature while you are away and at night

The best time to save money and energy is when your home is empty. While you are at work, school or while you are sleeping, reduce the thermostat temperature. This will save you money and conserve the energy that is not being used.

3. Close vents in unused rooms

Closing the vents in rooms that are unused, such as spare bedrooms, bathrooms or the basement is a great way to save energy and money. More heat will also be available to circulate to the occupied regions of the home. If you are looking for a way to improve your August, GA heating efficiency, you may want to consider installing a programmable thermostat. To find out more about how programmable thermostats can benefit your home, contact us, Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® at (706) 914-1617. Let us help warm your home this winter.

Source: Morris Daily Herald, “Heating costs expected to increase this winter,“ Felix Sarver, December 27, 2013.