A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Pflugerville, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can plan the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
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. Doing this will save you money while keeping you 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Pflugerville on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially altering your bill.
- You should also know that turning up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And they’ll 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 would like 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville at 512-355-1482.