programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the erratic weather in Alice, 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 daily activities. Once you do this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste 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 work and again when you come home, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created 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 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 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Alice 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 raising 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 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 Rescue Heating & Air in Alice at 361-265-4371.

 
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