As heating and air systems get more energy efficient so does the equipment that works with them, programmable thermostats being one of them. If you’re always looking for ways to save money, and who isn’t, upgrading to a programmable thermostat is a fantastic way to save some extra cash. There are many different grades of programmable thermostats, from very basic ones to the elaborate ones. Whichever direction you chose to go when picking out a programmable thermostat either way you’ll be saving money.
How exactly does a programmable thermostat save money? Well first you need to understand what it is. A programmable thermostat is a thermostat which is designed to adjust the temperature according to a series of programmed settings that take effect at different times of the day. This means that you can be in control of your thermostat at home, even when you are not. There are many different options when it comes to programmable thermostats. Some have a 7 day schedule, others 5-1-1, also 5-2, depending on your lifestyle you can choose which one will be the perfect fit for you. There is also an option to have connected controls which also have the capability to look at live weather, turn on and off lights and appliances, and give you updates for your system like when it’s time to change your filter.
How do you know if a programmable thermostat is right for you? Well here are a few questions that you’d need to ask yourself. Is your household empty during the day? Do you like to sleep in a cooler/warmer temperature? Do you travel often? If one of these fits your lifestyle then a programmable thermostat will be right for you. If the household is empty during the day why have your system running at high levels when it can be set to rest while the house is empty and then come back on before anyone returns. Or if you like to sleep in cooler/warmer temperatures it can be set to your temperature choice while you sleep, and then when it comes that time to get out of bed it will be nice and comfortable for you. Also while traveling you don’t want to return to a house that is too cold or hot, so you can set it to be exactly the temperature you’re comfortable at for your return without having it running on full the whole time you are away.
Why have your system over work itself when no one is in the home to benefit from it? Having a programmable thermostat installed can save you money on your energy bills, and expand the lifespan of your system. It’s a small investment that will save you lots in the long run. If you need help picking which programmable thermostat will be most suitable for your home give O’Brien Service Company a call at (910) 799-6611 and we’d be glad to help!