A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, while helping 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 erratic weather in Jefferson City, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 evaluate your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.
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 while keeping you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Jefferson City on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially affecting your bill.
- You should also know that setting 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 are looking to save a little 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City at 573-635-3547.