A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in Arlington, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s schedule. By doing this, you can plan the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.
In order to help your system operate more efficiently, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This practice will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house.
A programmable thermostat operates with the same simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Arlington on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
- You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And often they forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy.
When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and are looking to save your money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington at 360-255-5857.