It is easy to overlook the energy-saving potential of a thermostat. The thermostat can be a big energy waster or a big energy saver, depending on how you use it. Alger Oil & Propane installs programmable thermostats that can reduce your energy consumption by 10 percent without any compromise in your comfort.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning the thermostat back 7° to 10° for 8 hours. And you don't even have to remember to do so - it can be done automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat.
Using a programmable thermostat - also called an automatic setback, day/night or clock thermostat - you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. As a result, the equipment doesn't operate as much when you're asleep or when the house or part of the house is not occupied. Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. To schedule the installation of your programmable thermostat, please call our office or contact us.