How Does a Programmable Thermostat Save You Money in Energy Bills? - Air Specialist
Programmable thermostats save money

Are you still setting your home’s temperature with an old-school manual thermostat? Why not switch to a programmable thermostat, which can save money on your monthly energy bills? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 each year in energy costs. Air Specialist A/C Heating Insulation & More can help you select a programmable thermostat that complements your HVAC system and ensures you’re paying only for the energy you use. Let’s look at how a programmable thermostat can save you money.

Programmable thermostats let you cool and heat your home according to your family’s schedule

What’s the point of keeping your home cool while it’s empty? Of course, you don’t want to shut off the A/C completely while you’re gone or you risk problems like mold, mildew, or furniture damage. But if you’re depending on a manual thermostat, you have to remember to adjust the temperature up a few degrees before you leave the house in the morning. When you invest in a programmable thermostat, you can schedule the temperature to rise and fall around the home’s occupancy. You can also set it to automatically lower your home’s temperature at night, which leads to energy savings and better sleep!

A programmable thermostat has nearly perfect temperature control

Say you and your spouse agree to keep the A/C set at 74°F in the summer. A programmable thermostat can consistently keep your home within a degree of your set temperature. This means you’re not always nudging the temperature knob higher or lower to find the sweet spot. A programmable thermostat can also be programmed to run the fan periodically or continually, depending on your preference.

A programmable thermostat can lead to smart savings

You may already have a smart home, thanks to devices like Alexa and Google Home, which connect you wirelessly to your electronics. A smart thermostat plugs into your smart home and adjusts according to your family’s behaviors. Some models will “learn” your behaviors and favorite temperatures, setting your A/C or furnace to your preferred temperature. Certain programmable thermostat models can even be programmed through your smartphone. Suppose you’re on vacation for a few weeks and read that Houston’s experiencing an unusual cold snap. With just a few taps, you can adjust your home’s temperature settings, meaning you don’t have to worry about coming home to frozen pipes.

Let Air Specialist A/C Heating Insulation & More help you find the best programmable thermostat for your home. You can reach out to us now or call us at (713) 481-1305, and one of our professional technicians will walk you through the many programmable thermostat options we offer.

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