A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not around. 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 examine your family’s daily activities. After doing 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 anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, 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 makes it even better.
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 keep 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy use and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Wharton on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially affecting 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 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton at 979-323-6130.