A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Hamilton, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, 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 is the icing on the cake.
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 reasonably 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 offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Hamilton on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent 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 rapidly. 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 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton at 513-268-5164.