A “Green” Giveaway! {Wifi Programmable Thermostat}

While at the Home Depot event for Stiggy’s Dogs we were able to add energy efficient products to the home so their energy bills would be less each month. Going’ green to save some green $$$!

Some of the things we replaced were the furnace filters, light bulbs, and the caulk around windows and doors. Some of the things we added were insulation around the water heater and heat ducts, insulation behind light switch covers, and a programmable thermostat.

These are all inexpensive ways to save money and make you home ready for winter. Anything that will keep me warm and save me money I am all for :)

I was lucky enough to come home with the *NEW* HoneyWell WIFI Programmable Thermostat (AKA a new gadget my hubby got giddy over).

The most exciting thing about the thermostat (yes, they are exciting….just ask my hubby) is that you can control your thermostat via your smart phone or a computer! Why would this matter? Because if you leave your home for a long period of time like for a vacation, you can turn off your heater/AC unit to save money and then on your way home you can turn it back on so that when you get home your house is a comfortable temperature.

Oh man! I wish I would have had one of these when we lived in Las Vegas. We would turn off the air when we left town to visit family and even when we got home at midnight the house would be so hot we couldn’t put the kids in their beds because their bedding was literally HOT. W would have to hold our sleeping kids while standing under the ceiling fan until the house was cooled down enough to put them in bed.

This thermostat also has online help available if you ever need it, a free app for your phone, programmable for 7 days, and a touchscreen control panel. And when it is used as directed you can save 33% on your energy bill!!!

So do you want one???

One of you will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter to win one…. a $149.000 value!!!

To enter:

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  1. Kelly Brandt says

    Ohh! We are making some changes to our home to help with re-sale this summer (military family moving to a new post). & we NEED THIS! Our home was built in 1952 & I think it still has the original thermostat! It’s OLD!!!

  2. Barbara M. says

    We got new windows last year to help with efficiency. It would be awesome to get a new thermostat like this. The one we have now drives me nuts!

  3. Veronica says

    I should update the windows in my house. We’ve lived in the house for almost a year, but can’t afford to replace them yet.

  4. says

    I have had my eye on a wifi programmable thermostat for some time – and agree that they can be pretty exciting :-) We recently added extra-thick (r-19) insulation to our unfinished basement and have noticed a nice difference in the way our home holds its temperature. Next up are all of the light bulbs throughout our home… I’m hoping to change out every light bulb in every fixture in our home to those nifty (thrifty!) energy-efficient bulbs. They make them in a variety of lighting and design styles – so even our exposed bulbs can be more environmentally friendly :-) Thanks so much!

  5. Sheri says

    I would love to be able to turn up the heat from my cozy bed upstairs! Right now the only thermostat is downstairs in the center of the house AND it has to be set to heat or cold, so in the Spring and Fall when the temps fluctuate drastically I end up waking up in the middle of the night freezing!

  6. Elizabeth says

    Our house actually has several inches less insulation than it should, really cool builders. That would definitely make it more energy efficient.

  7. Ashley W. says

    What doesn’t my home need?! We just bought our first house and it was built in the mid 80s, so there is a lot of room for improvement on energy efficiency! We would like to replace the windows at some point with double pane ones.

  8. Heather t says

    My washer and dryer! I have a clothesline to help, but they are definitely sucking lots of juice and with two kids you do a lot of laundry!

  9. Cheryl Pierce says

    I keep telling my hubby we need something like this, so if I could win one I wouldn’t have to keep bugging him and just prove to him I was right. :)

  10. Nileta Jackson says

    i need central heat and air. Soon have to get a new house d/t the road in front of our house taking our house d/t eminent domain. thanks

  11. Jean whitaker says

  12. Lynn Weber says

    I was just telling my husband about these two weeks ago when we had to replace our AC compressor! Would love to have one but too cheap to buy it for myself!

  13. Emily says

    This would be awesome. Almost a year ago I replaced my furnace and put in the cheapest thermostat. This would be an awesome upgrade.

  14. says

    Our house has very old windows, and I think our basement is badly insulated, a lot of heat is being lost that way judging by our gas bill.

  15. Stacy says

    We could definitely invest in a new refrigerator, ours seems to run all the time! That and adding insulation in the attick.

  16. Heather W. says

    We need a new thermostat. Ours likes to reset to below 55 degrees, in the middle of the night, in winter. We live in the mountains and it gets below zero sometimes. I’d love a thermostat that actually stays where you program it.

  17. Caroline Cameron says

    We’re building a new house, I could totally use one of these. We’ll end up buying at least one when our house is done so this will help a lot!

  18. Anne Marie says

    L would love to update our thermostat as it is not working well and also our windows need replacing – home depot to the rescue!

  19. Stephanie Lanphear says

    I need a new thermostat! Mine is so old and came with the house. It is preprogrammed to the old owners settings and we don’t know how to reprogram it!

  20. Jusa says

    Oh, boy. Just one thing? A new furnace to go with the thermostat would be nice, but that’s not happening. Some double-glazed replacement windows. Still need three more. I’ll count that as one.

  21. says

    Half of the windows in our home are original, and I figure if a spider can get in through the cracks I’d say they are pretty inefficient in keeping the cold and heat out/in.

  22. Nickie Moseley says

    OMGOSH – we just started talking about one of these and needing to update our super out of date one but the budget is super tight and THIS would Be AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  23. Gina Bean says

    Our house is brand new, so it is pretty energy efficient. I would like to install a clothesline, so that we don’t have to use the dryer so much though.

  24. suburban prep says

    Somehow we have to make it that the cold wind of the Winter does not come into the house through the fireplace if we do not have a plastic on it.

  25. April Weed says

    The doors need the stuff around the edges and the front door needs replaced. Its a 1940’s door. This is a fun giveaway!

  26. Kelly G. says

    I think the appliances are the least energy efficient thing in my household… They definitely need to be updated soon. At least my garage freezer :)

  27. says

    My windows in my house seriously need to be updated to make them more energy efficient. They’re the older aluminum framed windows, which I swear only conducts cold temps into the house when it’s cold outside! My external walls also need insulating–my goal over the next few years is actually to install insulation and make my home much more energy efficie t and cozy in the winter (and cooler in the summer).

  28. Colleen says

    WOW! This would be fantastic – living in Fl its hard to adjust your AC to handle the hotter parts of the day – if you leave your air set at 76 or 77 in the morning – your poor ac handler has to run all day to keep up – raising the temp before we leave in the morning to 80 or 81 helps, but then when were home later the house is hot – can’t find that happy medium.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Barbara Jones says

    I need to replace my windows with more efficient ones. It’s just not doable right now with the economy as it is. I would love to win the thermostat!!

  30. says

    I’d have to agree with everyone when I say WINDOWS! You can feel the cold air coming through the cracks around them :( But right now that isn’t in our budget. Hopefully before it gets really cold here.

  31. Nancy K says

    We have finished replacing every window in the house, changed to a tankless water heater, new central air and furnace…need to replace the thermostat is on the to do list asap!

  32. Chris says

    I’ve actually been considering getting one of these for a while but haven’t decided on the “right one”. Would love to give this one a shot!

  33. Linda says

    Oh boy! A programmable thermostat would be great – especially one that can be managed remotely! Not sure how much longer our heating and cooling systems are going to last so winning a new thermostat would be a great savings.

  34. says

    New windows would definitely help with being energy efficient..but I’m realizing lightbulbs are SO easy to change out. We’ll definitely be doing that asap! THanks!!

  35. cassandra knepshield says

    We don’t have a programmable thermostat so I think that is what needs to be updated to be more energy efficient!

  36. Melody says

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the idea you can program your thermostat from your smart phone. What a great idea.

  37. says

    We definitely need to update our windows. All the screens were damaged from previous owners and the seals might as well not even be there! What a fabulous giveaway! xo

  38. Kelly D says

    Our refrigerator is getting old and probably is not as efficient as the newer models- as well as many of our other kitchen appliances.

  39. Megan Johnson says

    Air leaks in around a few windows that don’t seal properly, and there is a major draft under the front and back door!