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Having a Programmable Thermostat for Your Home


Designed to automatically adjust the temperature in your home based on a series of pre-programmed settings for various times of the day, programmable thermostats set you up for comfort and energy savings year-round. Energy savings quickly offset the minimal cost of upgrading to a programmable thermostat. You can save 1% of your energy bill for every degree the thermostat is set back or up, depending on the season, over an eight-hour period. Also, programmable thermostats come in many different styles from simple to complex, allowing you the most control over energy use and comfort levels. Some even offer remote operation by phone or Internet. In addition, programmable thermostats can be manually overridden without affecting programming. There are a few different options you can choose from.


The 7-day thermostat is a type of programmable thermostat is best for households with a different schedule every day of the week. The 5-2 thermostat is best for those with the typical five-day work week and two-day weekend schedule. The WiFi thermostat is a programmable thermostat that is Wi-Fi enabled with the ability to be programmed remotely from your computer or smartphone. Smart thermostats work well for those with irregular schedules or those who may forget to pre-set the thermostat before leaving home. Many come with interactive smartphone apps to help you focus on energy savings by tracking energy use in real-time.


If you have a somewhat regular schedule, forget to adjust settings, or just aren’t the type to sit down and figure out how to operate devices in their home, some thermostats will learn and are a great option. These thermostats learn the daily habits in your home and use this gathered information to self-program a schedule. As with “smart” thermostats, these thermostats are Wi-Fi enabled with the ability to be programmed remotely from a computer or smartphone. Some thermostats may also have features like backlighting and digital display, voice or phone programming, hold and vacation features, or an air filter change indicator light. If you are looking to purchase a new thermostat, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on what your best option might be.


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