A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Mobile, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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. By doing this, you can determine the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.
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. This practice will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. 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 lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Mobile on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to keep 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 more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile at 251-471-2674.