A programmable thermostat makes managing 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 ever-changing weather in Carson City, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to get started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.
You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.
For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This practice will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Carson City on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting 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 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 like 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 Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City at 775-230-7628.