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Programmable thermostat saves money and hassle

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Posted December 27, 2017
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Do you struggle to efficiently heat and cool your home because it is larger? Try using a programmable thermostat. It gives you the ability to control the heating and cooling in your home 24 hours a day.

A programmable room thermostat makes it possible to make a single room comfortable without wasting energy throughout the entire home. Programmable thermostats are also great for when you are not going to be home. Just “set it and forget it.” Your house’s temperature adjusts to your needs without wasting energy.

Benefits of a programmable thermostat

Greater control

With a programmable thermostat, you can preset for daytime and nighttime temperature levels. When you’re away at work, you can program for less energy output during that time, then at a preset time, increase the heat or cool level. Your home is comfortable upon your arrival, but the heat or air conditioning does not run unnecessarily all day.

Energy efficiency

A programmable thermostat gives you precise control over your heating and cooling, helping to reduce wasted energy. The ability to preset temperature means you’re using less energy when you’re away from home.

Increased comfort

You can choose when your heat or air conditioning will work the most. For instance, for cool mornings, program your thermostat to kick up the temperature shortly before you wake. That way, house stays cooler overnight while you are sleeping, but is comfortable when you get up and head for the shower.

Easy to use

Programmable thermostats are easy to use. A basic programmable option can be installed in an hour and has preset temperature settings to help guide your programming.

Advanced options

There are more advanced programmable thermostats with advanced options. They have more of a learning curve, but their advanced features offer various levels of information that you can use to additionally control your home heating/cooling levels. These may include:

  • Highly sophisticated displays
  • The ability to program wirelessly from a remote location
  • A graphic user interface that displays outdoor conditions and humidity
  • An onscreen wizard to help determine usage based on simple questions: your answers enable the programmable thermostat to self-set accordingly
  • Portable controllers that enable you to adjust settings from any room in the house

Regardless of whether you utilize all the bells and whistles, a programmable thermostat can make your life easier, more comfortable, and more cost efficient.


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