January 24, 2013
| by Rachel Cericola
If you’re sitting in a part of the world that currently has icicles, you’re probably leaning heavy on that thermostat right about now. Yes, we love heat in the winter and that AC in the summer. However, both can be very expensive.
With all of the complaining we do on a regular basis about the cable bill, heating and cooling can actually be an even bigger part of a household budget. While you may not want to give up that weekly Game of Thrones fix, there are certain things you can do to save money on heating and cooling. Of course, you could double up on blankets or put a kiddie pool in the middle of the living room. However, getting a “smart” thermostat is easier—and a lot more high-tech.
It’s also quickly replacing the old programmable thermostat. Besides programming and learning functions, today’s thermostats offer options that allow users to control temperature from remote devices, both in and outside of the house.
Let’s see if you can warm up to some of the latest smart thermostats available in our slideshow of 8 Smart Thermostats That Will Save You Money.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.