By Eric Yang
on 10.6.08

Being Green = Making Green

Honeywell-Programmable-Thermostat.jpgOne of the single greatest ways to save money is controlling your home’s energy usage.

The average household spends $2,000-$3,000 over the course of a year on energy bills. With a simple $50 investment and an hour of your time, you can save hundreds of dollars each year with a properly programmed thermostat.

One that I suggest is Honeywell’s 5-2 Day programmable thermostat. It’s feature packed without the complexity and cost of higher end models. The large backlit display is easy to read from afar, showing room and set temperatures simultaneously. You can also set up-to 4 program periods in the course of a single day, making it great for busy families.

Cost: $50 @ Home Depot

Energy Star’s recommended program settings for time and temperatures.

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