programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it can help 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 even there. With the unpredictable weather in Wyandotte, 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. By doing this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when no one is home, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is 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 will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Wyandotte on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting 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 faster. 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte at 734-363-8907.

 
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