A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort easy, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re away. With the erratic weather in Georgetown, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 analyze your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can determine how 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 try to remember to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was made 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 a great bonus.
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 will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Georgetown 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) moving the temperature and potentially altering 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 more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And they’ll 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 be happy 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 Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown at 512-937-2001.