A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort easy, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Paso Robles, 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 the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s schedule. Once you do 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 try to remember to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply 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. This practice will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a reasonably 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 comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut 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 Paso Robles 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 altering 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 rapidly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And they’ll 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 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles at 805-203-8667.