Are you looking for ways to save on your energy bills? Are you tired of nudging your thermostat up and down to find the perfect temperature? Do you want to come home to a comfortable home at the end of the workday without paying to keep it cozy when nobody is around?
A programmable thermostat offers many benefits, including the ability to set your home to different temperatures throughout the day to coincide with your family’s activities. Here are just a few of the reasons why every home should have a programmable thermostat.
It automatically adjusts your home’s temperature during the day
Nobody wants to pay to heat or cool an empty home. But nobody wants to come home to a chilly abode either. A programmable thermometer can be set by the hour, meaning you won’t use it unless you need it. You can also set it to drop a few degrees at night when you’re cuddled under the covers.
Programmable thermostats understand weekends and vacations
The empty house settings might be perfect for the workweek, but what about the weekends when you’ll be home all day? Fortunately, programmable thermostats offer seven-day lifestyle programming so that you can enjoy comfortable air on your off days, too. They also allow you to manually override settings if you find your schedule changes. Are you going on vacation? Switch to a vacation schedule that keeps the temperature low or high while the house is empty.
You can digitally program your favorite temperature
Ask anyone who shares office space with other people. One degree can make a difference between being comfortable and perspiring heavily at your desk. Everyone has a favorite temperature, and once you find it, you want to lock it in. That’s not so easy with a manual dial, where you’re fiddling with it every hour, hoping to find your temperature sweet spot. Switch to a programmable thermostat, and you’ll be able to set it to your favorite temperature for good. (We can’t speak to those households where people have different favorite temperatures, except to suggest that the person doing most of the cooking, cleaning, and caregiving should have the final say!)
Save money and energy
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% a year on energy bills when you turn your thermostat up or down between 7 and 10 degrees for eight hours a day. These savings are more pronounced in milder climates like Houston, where hot summers can send energy bills soaring. The closer your home’s temperature is to the temperature outside, the lower your energy bills will be.
Less wear and tear on your HVAC system
Thanks to a programmable thermostat, your system won’t be running unnecessarily when you aren’t using it. The programmable feature also guards against those times when you come into an abnormally warm or cool home and try to fix the temperature by blasting your A/C or furnace. With a programmable thermostat, your home’s HVAC system has had a chance to gradually warm things up or cool them down before you walk through the door.
Air Specialist offers several different types of programmable thermostats, all backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you want to save energy, lower your utility bills and enjoy a comfortable home, call us at (713) 481-1305 to learn more about our programmable thermostats.