A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it can help 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 Chatsworth, 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 schedule. Once you do this, you can determine the most efficient way 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 uncomfortably hot or cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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 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 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Chatsworth on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially affecting 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 faster. 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 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth at 706-695-7492.