A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort easy, while helping 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 unpredictable weather in Florissant, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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 routine. By doing this, you can decide the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was created 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 and keep 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 trim down your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Florissant on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially altering 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 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 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 B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant at 314-325-7552.