A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Sandpoint, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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 routine. After doing 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 take time to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed 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 the icing on the cake.
For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money and help ensure you are 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Sandpoint on vacation or simply 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 turning 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 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 Age Heating & Cooling in Sandpoint at 208-578-4258.