It’s well known that heating and cooling are the biggest energy hogs in the house. It’s even worse if we’re heating or cooling an empty house, especially if we forget to turn up or down the thermostat when we leave for work or go to bed.
You can save huge amounts of energy by installing a programmable thermostat like the popular Lux TX9100E Universal Programmable Thermostat. This thermostat allows you to pre-program temperatures for particular days and times so you don’t have to keep remembering to flip the thermostat up or down.
Most programmable thermostats are merely “5-2″ or “5-1-1″, meaning you can program a temperature setting for weekdays and another for weekends, or weekdays plus Saturday and Sunday. The Lux TX9100E is a 7-day thermostat, meaning you can program each weekday, Saturday and Sunday individually. There are four time periods available for each day, plus special programs for holidays or vacations.
This makes the Lux incredibly versatile. Now if you work from home on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, sleep in on Saturdays and go to church on Sunday evening you can “set and forget” your thermostat settings while guaranteeing maximum energy savings!
The Lux is almost universally compatible with just about any heating or cooling system. It has other features you’d expect from an advanced thermostat including quick copy, speed dials, temporary temperature overrides, temperature holds and more. It works based off your electricity system or batteries, and is mercury free.
If you’re looking to save up to half off your energy bills, then consider the Lex TX9100e. At around $54 at the time of this writing, it’s very affordable and will pay for itself in almost no time!