A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort easy, while helping 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 around. With the erratic weather in Cape Coral, 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 schedule. Once you do this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you can avoid 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 and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
In order to help your system operate more efficiently, 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 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 special options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Cape Coral 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) moving 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 faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 your 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 Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral at 239-214-0411.