This is the true story of how I saved $50 on my last electric bill!
This weekend Staci and I received the dreaded electric bill from SCE&G. With all of the super cold weather that we have had in the month of February, we were bracing ourselves for the bad news. I have spoken to several people, and they have reported $400 – $500 electric bills. Uggh!
Staci and I have lived in our home for about 5 years. In a previous blog on thermostats (click here to ==> see that blog), I mentioned that we were installing a new digital thermostat made by Honeywell. The thermostat that we installed is the Honeywell Prestige IAQ 2.0 Comfort System.
This thermostat is definitely technologically advanced, yet super easy to use. With the touch screen, adjustments and programming are super easy. In addition, we added the portable thermostat. Now, when we go to bed or are upstairs, we allow the portable thermostat to control our air conditioner.
We had this thermostat install on January 31, 2014. Troy, one of our technicians, installed it for us.
I must say that I am a bit of a geek when it comes to technology! I love being able to use my phone or ipad to control the thermostat. The ultimate in convenience (and laziness). Yes, I can be sitting in my recliner with my ipad, and adjust the thermostat! Totally Awesome (in my opinion)!
Just after Troy installing the thermostat, I programmed our “schedule” in myself. Again, it was super easy!
Now all of that is great, but I only expected to have a “cool” thermostat, and the ability to adjust it from my cell phone or ipad.
I have my electric bill in hand, and this is what I saw…. (account information cropped).
The savings is about $50! Just by putting a schedule in place and letting the thermostat control it. I will also admit, there were times in February (remember the two ice storms) that the thermostat was actually adjusted to warm our home a little more!
I am not sure that everyone will experience the same savings, but this is a great place to start. And to think, this is just the first month!
Give me a call (843-821-0937), if you would like to see about getting your new thermostat installed and programmed.