programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, and it also can help 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 not even there. With the unpredictable 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 analyze your family’s routine. After doing this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, 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 needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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 while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively 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 features 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 keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that turning 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 like 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 573-203-3908.

 
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