How to Save 12% to 15% on Heating & Cooling Costs | Columbia HVAC
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How to Save 12%-15% on Heating and Cooling Costs

Hot afternoons in mid-August tell us that summertime is still here. As temperatures continue to hang well above a pleasant 75 degrees, we find sweet reprieve in the sound of our air conditioners humming to life.

While the thermostat offers an escape from the heat or a warm welcome when winter winds come to call – the cost of our comfort is revealed in high energy bills.

What if there was a way to save on heating and cooling without sacrificing your comfort? The good news is… there is!

Introducing the Nest Learning Thermostat

The first thermostat to be Energy Star certified, the Nest Learning Thermostat learns your preferences and your schedule to keep your home at the temperatures you prefer without wasting energy when you aren’t around. On average, Nest users save between 10% and 12% on heating costs, and a whopping 15% on cooling costs.

How It Works

The technicians at Columbia Heating & Cooling are happy to help you install your Nest Thermostat. After installation, simply use your new thermostat for 1 week and change the temperature as you wake, leave, and go to sleep― just as you would with any other thermostat. When Nest gets a sense for your preferences, it will program itself to build a schedule that keeps you cool or cozy, and your energy bill low.

Tell Me More About Savings

With a built-in sensor and the ability to connect with your cell phone’s location, Nest knows when your home is empty and will set itself to Eco Temperature. Additionally, Nest Learning Thermostat users have access to an Energy History report, which outlines energy usage. You’ll be able to see when you tend to use more energy and  Nest will suggest how to use less.

What’s more? The tips you find in your Energy History are formulated to fit your specific temperature habits. Households are unique in their energy usage, so your methods of curbing costs should be, too.

Ready to start saving? Don’t wait until we’re well into sweater weather to reduce your energy bills. Call Columbia Heating & Cooling today for an installation quote!