I didn’t know how much money I had been losing on my utility bill until I got my programmable temperature control. The frame on the original climate control unit had begun to crack, and I was worried the thermometer wouldn’t read accurately anymore. I quickly told the property owner about it, and he came by and told me he would have a new temperature control unit installed by the end of the week. My proprietor and I get along great. I’m pretty knowledgeable about house repairs, so I only call him if it’s serious or if something is beyond my scope. Because we have such a friendly relationship, he was kind enough to ask me if I had a request for anything particular. I told him whatever was easiest for him, but that a programmable thermostat would be ideal. My parents have one, and they swear it saves them in costs tremendously. I told him that it could help save him money too, as I was getting married and moving within the year, so he could keep the utility bill lower when the house was vacant between renters. He said this was a fantastic idea and sure enough, by the week’s end, I had a programmable temperature control. I was skeptical about the savings, but I put in my schedule, and in the first week alone, I’ve already saved enough cash for a week’s worth of groceries! It’s unbelievable! I told my proprietor about it when he came by to collect the rent. He was ecstatic, and he said the equipment didn’t even cost that much. I’m so grateful to have this little temperature control that saves me a bundle!