A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Greensburg, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 evaluate your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can determine how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when your home is empty, 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 you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
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. Doing this will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 features a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Greensburg 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) changing the temperature and potentially raising 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 they’ll 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 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 Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg at 812-663-7252.