Comfort and energy efficiency are two of the most important things when it comes to your home. Sometimes, though, it can be challenging to get the best of both worlds. With a programmable thermostat, your home can be one step closer to achieving that perfect balance of efficiency and comfort.
Adding a programmable thermostat to your HVAC unit will offer consistent, money-saving advantages to your home.
One of the greatest benefits of a programmable thermostat is the ability to save money on your energy bill. Programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperature to the exact degree you would like it at, amounting to the perfect comfort for your home. For every degree that you raise the temperature in the heat of summer, or lower it in the cold of winter, you will begin saving up to 2% on your bill.
Sure, it may not sound like much, but it will begin amounting to a higher number over time. You can also set the thermostat to different programs based on your family’s schedule. Say no one is home from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day. That means you can change the settings to use less energy when no one is benefiting from a constant flow of cold or hot air.
These thermostats also lend to energy efficiency as they won’t exceed your settings. If you set your thermostat to 72 degrees, it won’t continue pushing heat or air past that level and instead, will keep your home consistently at 72 degrees.
Programmable thermostats can offer more comfort than a manual one for many reasons. By creating a temperature schedule, your air or heat can be running at a consistent flow. This way, you won’t have to crank the A/C during a heat wave or blast the heat during a snowstorm.
Although it may take some time in the beginning to create the perfect temperature schedule, you will ultimately feel better about your home’s airflow.
Keep Your HVAC System Healthy
If you have an older HVAC unit, programmable thermostats can help the system from working overtime. The consistency of the thermostat will keep the unit from going over the amount it should. If the unit is new, the thermostat will continue to keep it maintained and working in a healthy condition.
To learn more about programmable thermostats and if they’re right for you, contact us today!