A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Muskogee, 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 started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can plan how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when you and your family are gone, but you also won’t have 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 work and again when you come home, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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 keep you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Muskogee on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to keep 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 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 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee at 918-682-8238.