programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the erratic weather in Saint Charles, 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 the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

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. Many people don’t realize that 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Saint Charles on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially altering 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 more quickly. 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 Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles at 636-229-1544.

 
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