A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Pacheco, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 examine your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is 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 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy consumption 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 Pacheco 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 raising your bill.
- You should also know that bumping 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 be happy 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 Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco at 925-233-6238.