One of easiest ways of saving big bucks on your homes energy bills is with a programmable setback thermostat. These thermostats allow you to program them to raise or lower the temperature in your house when you are either gone or sleeping. They are very beneficial for those on a regular schedule that are gone for certain long periods of time. Why keep your home at a comfortable temperature if your not home? For example, if you are going to work in the winter you could have the thermostat set to 60 degrees for the day, and by the time you arrived home it would be back at 70. It knows exactly how long to run your furnace to achieve the desired temperature. Similarly, if you wanted it colder while you slept, it would be programmed down until just before you woke up, then it would bring the house up to temperature. These new thermostats are extremely easy to use and have touch screen operation.