A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the erratic weather in York, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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. Once you do this, you can determine the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.
You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming 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 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from York on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to keep 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 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York at 717-383-4479.