Honeywell RTH7500D 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

An important part of Green Interior Design is being more energy efficient. For many people this idea immediately sounds alarm bells ringing about expense. In the case of the Honeywell RTH7500D Conventional 7-Day Programmable Thermostat this is a false perception as the thermostat costs under $70 and can save you over $700 in a single year on your heating and cooling bills.

This figure is based on US government statistics which show that the average US household spends $2,200 a year on HVAC bills. The US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency set up the Energy Star program in 1997 to promote appliances that save energy and help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. The Honeywell RTH7500D thermostat is Energy Star rated and can reduce heating and cooling costs by 33% for the average household. This is how the figures in the first paragraph are reached.

The Honeywell RTH7500D is easy to self-install and can regulate any 24-volt single and multi stage systems. It can also be installed to separate heating and cooling systems, air-con, heat pumps and gas fire places. The thermostat is accurate to within one degree Fahrenheit and can be run from either the mains supply or from batteries.

It is easy to program this Honeywell thermostat because it has an easy-to-understand menu-driven program. There is only three buttons and the large backlit display screen makes the thermostat suitable for those with poor eyesight. You can program in your heating/cooling requirements for every day of the week. Within each day you can set up four different temperature periods. This is where the energy saving is made. You no longer need to be over-heating your house at night nor using climate control while you are out of the house. Instead you can set the heating or cooling on low while you are sleeping have it turn up just before you get up, have it go off while you are at work and then have it come back on just before your return home from work. This way you are more comfortable in your home and you are saving energy and money every day.

By saving electricity you are reducing the greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel burning power plants and saving yourself money.

When you buy a Honeywell RTH7500D Conventional 7-Day Programmable Thermostat you also get a one year warranty and access to a support helpline and email service to help with installation. There really isn't any good reason why you shouldn't install a Honeywell thermostat in your home.