programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Wheeling, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 uselessly consume energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and 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 will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively 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 trim down your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Wheeling on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing 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 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 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling at 224-300-4806.

 
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