A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in Huntingburg, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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 examine your family’s daily activities. Once you do this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when no one is home, 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 easier and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.
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. Doing this will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively 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 comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Huntingburg on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially altering your bill.
- You should also know that turning 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 often they 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 some 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 Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg at 812-200-5844.