My family and I made the decision that all of us want to try our hardest to save up money for travelling this year. All of us knew all of us needed to figure out how to better control our utility bill. The complication is, and also the issue with our saving, is that all of us don’t have a great deal of money to dedicate to this effort. This is why all of us need to find ways to cut corners and save money. Sure a smart thermostat sounds really great, however they’re actually really extravagant. While it’s nice that they can control your electric blinds and a lot of others things, all of us don’t have all of that. Every one of us don’t even have central air conditioning in our place, just central heating that all of us would prefer to use in a more responsible sort of way. So all of us went to our local household improvement store with the model number for our oil furnace and started shopping around for programmable thermostats. Every one of us managed to find one that could be programmed for up to a week’s worth of scheduling, plus it has a getaway mode, and it cost less than $30. Every one of us were easily sold! The only trick is that setting these things up is not straightforward. While a smart thermostat will just learn from you, the affordable programmable thermostat needs to be programmed by you. The lengthy hours spent figuring out all the buttons and finally getting our schedules programmed into it was worth all of the frustration it actually took. We’ve only just received our first month’s bill since getting the thermostat, and already the utility bill is lower than it was in the past.