programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort easy, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Alliance, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 routine. After doing this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, 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 and after work, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is 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. Doing this will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a reasonably 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 comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Alliance on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially affecting 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 more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 a little 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance at 308-646-3827.

 
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