The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
During the summer, it can be difficult to find the perfect temperature for your home that’s also right for your wallet. On one hand, you want to keep the thermostat set as high as possible to save on energy costs; but you also want your home to feel cool and comfortable-especially when the temperature gets up to and over 100 degrees! Even in the cold weather months, it can be challenging getting your house just warm enough.
A great way to solve this issue-comfort vs. cost effective-is with a programmable thermostat. With the installation of this small, inexpensive, and easy to use appliance, you home and your wallet will thank you.
A programmable thermostat will bring lower energy costs to your home. It can get expensive when you leave your air conditioner on while you’re at work, or leave it on too high when you’re sleeping. It’s easy to forget to turn it off or adjust it when you’re leaving for an extended period of time. With a programmable thermostat, you can choose when your AC turns off or on, and set the temperature to adjust when needed-no more wasting energy.
This thermostat can also be set to come on at a specific time. If you’re gone for 10 hours a day working, you can set your thermostat to turn off when you leave. Then, an hour or so before you get home, it will turn on by itself. Your home will still be a comfortable temperature when you get home, despite it being off all day.
The convenience of a programmable thermostat is undeniable. There are multiple setting options, such as 7-day with different times for each day, weekday and weekend settings, or weekday with different settings for Saturday and Sunday. It is completely customizable to suit your needs.
The technology that these thermostats provide makes it pretty easy for anyone to program them. Some can even be synced up with your smartphone, so you can adjust the temperature of your home anywhere, anytime.
Basic thermostats can start at around $20 to purchase, and an experienced HVAC technician from Climate Control Experts can install it in about an hour. If you do decide on a high-end thermostat, your costs can easily be recovered with the energy savings you’ll see on your bill. Bottom line, a programmable thermostat can be your first step in seeing major savings on your home’s energy bill!