A programmable thermostat makes controlling 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 not around. With the unpredictable weather in Phoenix, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 evaluate your family’s daily activities. Once you do this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t use 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.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply 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 will save you money and keep you 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Phoenix on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting 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 rapidly. 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 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC in Phoenix at 602-971-0567.