A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in Elk River, 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 evaluate your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can plan the best way 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.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created 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. Doing this 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 relatively 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 offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower 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 will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Elk River 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) adjusting 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 faster. 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 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River at 763-276-0617.