Thermostat 101

Always avoid activating the emergency heat option on your thermostat if you have an all-electric heat pump as this option is extremely expensive.

Smart Thermostats

These advanced thermostats monitor your heating/cooling habits and can learn your temperature preferences. Smart thermostats may automatically adjust your home’s temperature to the most energy-efficient heating and cooling for your family.

Bonus Features

  • Motion detectors: This money-saving feature will raise the A/C when you come home or turn down the heat while you’re away.
  • Internet connectivity: You can change and monitor your home’s temperature through a mobile app.

Digital Thermostat

While these devices may not let you “set it and forget it,” you can still save money by turning the temperature up three degrees in the summer and down three in the winter.

Slider Thermostat

A common mistake made with these thermostats is sliding the temperature setting all the way to the right or left. To save money, only move the slider a little. It will still cool/heat your home, but you’ll see the energy savings!

If you’re interested in adding new technology or updating your home’s current energy-saving technology, Piedmont Electric can help! Our knowledgeable representatives can help you make the best decisions for your family.

Always avoid activating the emergency heat option on your thermostat if you have an all-electric heat pump as this option is extremely expensive.

For more information call 800.222.3107, email info@pemc.coop or use our contact form to get in touch with us!