programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Wharton, 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 most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having 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 work and again when you come home, but why go through extra hassle 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.

You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Wharton on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting your bill.
  • You should also know that bumping up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up rapidly. 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 a little 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-323-6130.

 
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