Lighting & Appliances

ENERGY STARĀ® Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats automatically adjust your home's temperature settings, allowing you to save energy while you're away or sleeping, and are more convenient and accurate than manual thermostats. 

Control Your Heating Costs Automatically
You can stay warm this winter and still save money on your energy costs by installing an ENERGY STAR® qualified programmable thermostat in your home. When set correctly, programmable thermostats automatically adjust the indoor temperature so you use heat only when you really need it.

Programmable thermostats are inexpensive to buy and when programmed correctly, will save you money on your energy costs—about $150/year:

  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees when you're home, and 60 degrees at night or when you are away
  • Setting the temperature to return to a comfortable setting a half hour before you come home will remove the chill from the house without wasting energy while no one is home
  • Use the thermostat’s pre-programmed settings for maximum energy and money savings

For More Information
Visit the ENERGY STAR® website to learn more about ENERGY STAR® and for an up-to-date list of qualified programmable thermostats. If you’re ready to buy make sure you check the ENERGY STAR® Lights catalog for purchase options.