A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, 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 around. With the unpredictable weather in Oxford, 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 daily activities. Once you do this, you can plan the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made 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 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. This practice will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy use and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Oxford on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting 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 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Oxford at 662-281-1231.