Programmable thermostats help you conserve energy and save you money on your monthly utility bills. Their job is to turn back the temperature in the home when you aren’t there. For people with gas furnaces and air conditioning systems, turning back you thermostat just a degree or two can save you hundreds of dollars per year. While programmable thermostats have been around for years, today’s thermostats are simple and allow you to program it one time for furnace or a/c and forget it. Most include a vacation setting that overrides your regular programming for when you will be away for extended periods of time. In addition, if your house feels a little too cold or a bit too warm you can change the temperature up or down, and at the next set time it will automatically adjust back to your programmed settings.

Programmable thermostats are available from all the major manufacturers in the industry, including Honeywell, Emerson, Lux, Trane, Bryant, Carrier and more.