A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Fort Lauderdale, 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 the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s routine. After doing this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when your home is empty, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply 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. Doing this will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly 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 offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Fort Lauderdale on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting 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 more quickly. 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 be happy to save some 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 Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale at 954-320-7398.