Utilizing a programmable thermostat affords a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a number of programs to be set based on your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of a range of savings if used correctly. Of course the weather in Huntsville can be erratic and the temperature swings can seem ridiculous, but there are steps you can take to ensure you experience complete comfort while also saving money year after year.
Appreciating the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t tough, and one of the easiest ways to maximize those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is unique, but taking the time to understand your needs will allow you to program your thermostat accurately and only be heating and cooling your home when it needs it.
Of course you can take the approach of tinkering with it when you leave or get home every day, but why waste your time when you could have it set to meet your comfort needs every day? It is a programmable thermostat after all, so why not use it to increase your comfort and energy savings?
Programming your thermostat for big pieces of time allows it to run more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Setting a schedule for your programmable thermostat will provide you increased efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Maintaining a consistent temperature will also help you combat the urge to constantly walk over to your thermostat and use your “hold” button or make drastic adjustments.
In addition to the basic operation of your programmable thermostat, many host a number of features that might help you lower your energy consumption and could potentially reduce your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostats usually come with pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these frequently help keep your system from working when you’re away from Huntsville for long periods when the temperature of your home isn’t important.
- Some programmable thermostats include an option to lock the thermostat, so when kids come home after school before you’re home, you can rest assured that there isn’t any toying with the temperature settings.
- Something else to consider is that making large temperature adjustments does not help your home heat up or cool down any faster. Setting your programmable thermostat for any other temperature than the one you’d like to achieve only leaves you open to forgetting about it and making it too warm, too cold or wasting energy.
Programmable thermostats are a great addition, and when used appropriately, they can ensure maximum comfort is achieved and may potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville a call at 256-801-4701 if you have any questions as to which option would best suit your needs.