July 06, 2012
| by EH Staff
It’s been super hot lately. We can see and hear air conditioners cranking for miles around. Sometimes AC is a necessity, but it can also get very expensive.
Leaving the AC on when you leave the house is nice for the dog, but it’s not very economical. That said, no one wants to come home to an oven and have to cool everything down from scratch. Having a programmable thermostat allows homeowners to tweak those temperature levels when you’re at work, on vacation, sleeping, and more.
Today, they are even more economical—since Amazon has a pair of programmable thermostats on sale. Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is a pair of Lux Products programmable thermostats. Each one is selling for $29.49, which includes free shipping.
First up is the Lux WIN100 Heating & Cooling Programmable Outlet Thermostat. This model typically sells for $59.99, which means you’ll save 51 percent on this purchase. Designed for use with space heaters and air conditioners that automatically restart after power reconnection, the WIN100 plugs into any outlet. Then, plug your heating or cooling unit into the WIN100 and you’re all set.
From there, the unit will have 5-2 day programming, which means you can create different programs for weekdays and weekends. Other features include a positive on/off switch and a heat/cool switch so you can use the product for two seasons: summer and winter.
If you want something slightly more fancy, Amazon is also discounting the Lux Products TX1500E Smart Temp Programmable Thermostat. This model typically sells for $75.76, so you’ll save 61 percent on this purchase—which also includes the free shipping option.
The TX1500E works with most 24-volt heating and air-conditioning systems, including single-stage heating and cooling, heat pumps without auxiliary or emergency heat, central air, and Millivolt wall heaters/gas fireplaces. It has an electroluminescent display to show day, time, temperature, and filter status. It also allows users to schedule temperatures for four different periods per day, as well as programming options for long weekends, vacations, and holidays.
Just remember that both options are on sale through Amazon, and not one of the retailer’s third-party merchants—so pay attention when you place your order! And if you’re going to place an order, you’d better do it soon. Since this is Amazon’s Gold Box Deal, the discounts are only good through today (Friday, July 5, 2012) or whenever the retailer runs out of stock.
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