A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also 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 not around. With the unpredictable weather in Bishop, 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 analyze your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can determine how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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. This practice will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Bishop on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting the temperature and potentially raising 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 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop at 760-784-9034.