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  • A programmable thermostat will reduce the amount that your heating and/or cooling system runs unnecessarily, such as when the house is predictably unoccupied or at night when occupants are asleep.
  • For the average American household, almost half of the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling—more than $900 a year. Being smart about how you control your temperature settings with an ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat will help you save money and stay comfortable in your home. *

* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program

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    Install and program a programmable thermostat equipment to your HVAC equipment.
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