Programmable Thermostats

Programmable Thermostats

Tell these programmable thermostats what to do, then get on with your life while they save you money. We offer a wide range of options. Choose the one that serves you best, and stay cool. Or warm. Or cool, then warm... Or call ahead and ask for warm...

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Aube 240V Line Voltage Programmable Thermostat

5

$57.95

Flexible line-voltage programmable thermostat adjusts for each day of the week.

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Aube 24V Low Voltage Programmable Thermostat

4.5

$55.00

Programmable low voltage thermostat smart enough to work with forced hot air systems and central air conditioning.

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Aube Telephone Thermostat Controller

5

$69.00

Remote thermostat control just got easier.

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Honeywell 5-1-1 Day Programmable Thermostat

0

$69.00

This clever programmable thermostat lets you program Saturday and Sunday differently than the weekdays. Because Saturday and Sunday are different than the weekdays. Compatible with heating and cooling and some heat pumps.

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Honeywell 7 Day Programmable Thermostat

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Regular Price: $99.00Special Price: $50.00

An elegant, easy to use, 7 day programmable thermostat.

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Lux Everything Stat Thermostat

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$75.00

Heats. Cools. Monitors. 24/7 Luxury.

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LuxPro Outlet Thermostat

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Regular Price: $45.00Special Price: $43.00

Finally! A programmable thermostat for window air conditioning units and space heaters.

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NEST Thermostat

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$249.99

It's the NEST.  "Nuff said.

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Programmable Thermostats Buyers Guide

The average American household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills. Nearly half of that goes to heating and cooling. Programmable thermostats are one of the most-effective and least expensive tools to combat this cost. Not only do they save money, they reduce energy use and greenhouse gases, and add considerable convenience and comfort to your home. Homeowners can save about $220 right off the top by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings.

Our recommendation is to buy an ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostat because it comes pre-programmed with four settings to set the energy-efficient temperatures you’ll be comfortable with – summer and winter, and when you’re away.

Choosing the right one.


Line Volt thermostats connect directly to your electricity and require an electrician’s consultation. Low volt thermostats are more common, and you may be able to install one on your own. To figure out what you need, consider your existing thermostat, your home’s heat source and the number of zones in your home.

Line voltage thermostats. If you have a baseboard heater, an electric wall heater, forced hot air with a small motor or a restive-rated heater, a line volt thermostat, such as the Aube TH106 240V Thermostat, may be what you need. Line voltage thermostats control electricity directly, and we’d recommend looking up your trusty electrician for a hand. (It won’t take more than about 15 minutes, and may go a long way to avoiding unwanted hair spikes).

Low voltage thermostats are most common, and are suitable for central Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. They can be used with forced hot air and hot water heating systems. Some, like the Aube Programmable 30V Thermostat feature the ability to switch automatically between heating and cooling as needed.

Not sure what you’ve got? If your old thermostat is connected to thin wires (that look like speaker wires), coming directly out of the wall, it is a low voltage thermostat, and doesn’t present a shock hazard. Line voltage thermostats have thick, 12 or 14 gauge wires that are probably running off 120 volt current, hence the strong recommendation that you consult a licensed electrician before attempting to replace a Line Volt thermostat.

Thermostats are available in three schedule types: the 7-day, 5+2-day, or the 5-1-1-day. 7-day models are best if your daily schedule tends to change. 5+2-day models use the same schedule every weekday, and another for weekends. 5-1-1 models are best for keeping one schedule Monday through Friday and another schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. The Aube Programmable 30V Thermostat is an excellent example of a 7 day thermostat. In fact, we're huge fans of the entire Aube line. It's the premium thermostat within the Honeywell family, exceptionally well made and solid. If your electrician, like ours, put the thermostat right under the best spot in your house for a painting, they're also pretty darn good looking. The controls are hidden behind an easily opened door, and they are a worthy object of design - all infinitely controllable 7 days worth.

The promised energy savings only apply if the thermostat is properly installed and programmed. So here’s our advice: Don’t mess with the settings. Cranking your unit up to 90 degrees or down to 40, for example, will not heat or cool your house any faster, but it will cost you a lot of power. Also consider buying more than one programmable thermostat if your home has multiple heating or cooling zones.

Once you’ve installed your programmable thermostat, sit back and relax, knowing that you are saving money and the planet. That makes you cool. Or, maybe it makes you warm. Actually, it just makes you smart.