Source: ENERGY STAR
Programmable thermostats automatically adjust your home's temperature settings, allowing you to save energy while you're away or sleeping. The benefits ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats include:
- A higher degree of accuracy than manual thermostats for improved office comfort
- A mercury-free design
- Savings on both energy and utility bill costs — when used properly, about $150/year
- Environmental benefits over non-qualified thermostats, since using less energy helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production
Programmable thermostats earn the ENERGY STAR by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the government. These units save energy by providing 4 convenient, pre-programmed temperature settings — settings that try to anticipate when it's convenient for you to scale back on heating or cooling.
Even with programmable thermostats air conditioning usually is the largest consumer of electricity for commercial properties. Therefore, commercial air conditioning chiller units that include algorithms to optimize air conditioning provides even greater energy savings. Learn more at HVAC Optimization