A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, 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 not around. With the ever-changing weather in Laurel, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 evaluate your family’s routine. By doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and your home more comfortable? Simply 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 practice 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut 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 Laurel on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting 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 faster. 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 are looking 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 H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel at 301-960-3247.