Thermostats 101: Replacing Your Home's Thermostat

Article Posted By: Jae Warren

of The Home Depot

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling your home makes up about 54 percent of your annual utility bill. So, needless to say, finding ways to control the climate more efficiently inside your home can save you a significant amount of money. A new thermostat is a great place to start.

Replacing older, non-programmable thermostats with programmable thermostats can trim your energy bill as much as $180 a year. These thermostats automatically reduce your heating and cooling when you need it least. More advanced Wi-Fi thermostats give you the flexibility of adjusting your home’s temperature from your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Here’s a short tutorial put together by Mike from the Community Forums to introduce you to some of the latest thermostats and the unique features offered by each type. Most models install to your heating or cooling system with as few as two low-voltage wires, making do-it-yourself installation relatively easy. You can replace your old thermostat in just minutes and reap the savings.

When you’re ready to update your existing thermostat with a newer, more efficient model, The Home Depot has a large selection of residential and commercial-grade options. From programmable and Wi-Fi thermostats to touchscreen thermostats, we have the newest technologies to help you save money on energy bills.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

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