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How a Programmable Thermostat can save you Money

 

 

Having a programmable thermostat in your home can help to save you money. The first way it can save money is by not having the furnace run constantly. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home for certain hours of the day and for each day of the week. There are several models of thermostat to choose from. Depending on your home and lifestyle, we can help recommend which one would be best for you. One thermostat can program the weekdays the same, and then the weekend differently. Another model can have weekdays the same, and Saturday can be set differently than Sunday. The third most common model allows each day to be set differently.

Manual Override

A programmable thermostat can also have a manual override. So you can change it anytime you desire. If it comes with wi-fi capability, you can adjust the thermostat from your smart phone or tablet as well. This is a benefit incase you need to adjust the temperature when you are just leaving work or on your way home. This can also be used in the chance you are taking longer to get home than you expected. When you set the temperature on the thermostat, it can be lowered for when you are away. Then it can rise to the desired temperature just before you get home. This allows you to walk into a warm home.

Saving Money

Since the thermostat will only run when you need it, you will notice that the monthly energy bills may not be as high either. That is because the furnace will not have to operate when you are not there, and waste heat. If you are not sure what type of thermostat would be right for your home, contact us. We can also help to answer any questions you may have about thermostats or your HVAC system.

Keeping your Furnace Working Efficiently

 

The HVAC system and furnace of your home should always be inspected and properly maintained. We can advise you on when a schedule should be, and how often. When the system is inspected by a professional, we can inspect all the parts and components that require it to operate. If there is a strange noise or sound, make sure that you call us. We can come to inspect the problem. If you ignore any issue, it will end up causing more damage. Either the problem will become more severe, or other parts will start to wear out. This even may end up costing you more in a repair bill. So it is always best to contact us.

Filter Checks

The filter should also be inspected on a regular basis. The filter will collect any dirt and dust that could be in the air of your home. Based on a recommended schedule, you should check the filter. This will help you to be aware how clean the filter is. Without checking it, you will not know how dirty or clean the filter is for the system. The filter will also need to be changed on a regular basis. This will keep the system working efficiently. If you are not sure when the filter will need an inspection or changing, make sure that you contact. We can provide you with a schedule that you should do this by.

Thermostat Problems

Also check the thermostat if you notice a heating problem. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the temperature setting to the furnace. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, then there can be an issue. Make sure to turn off the thermostat, and turn it back on. Also make sure it is on the correct settings. If there is still and issue, contact us. That way we can inspect the thermostat for you.

What is a Programmable Thermostat for your Home?

 

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A programmable thermostat can have several benefits for your home. As you know, a thermostat is the device, which you can set the temperature of your home at. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set the temperature based on days of the week and hours of the day. If you notice an issue with your thermostat or HVAC unit, make sure that you contact us. Ignoring a problem will lead to further issues in the long run. It will also result in a costly repair bill.

 

If you have a consistent work schedule, a programmable thermostat can be beneficial for you. This way you can set the thermostat, based on when you leave and get home from work. You can reduce the temperature in the home while you are at work. This results in the furnace operating less than it typically would. When it works less, then your monthly energy bill will be reduced as well. The air generated will not be wasted, since no one is home. You can then set the thermostat to raise the temperature to your ideal temperature. This allows you to come home to a comfortable home.

 

Programmable thermostats can also be used with most smart devices. This can include tablets, your cell phone, computer, or any other smart device you might own. With wi-fi, you can adjust your thermostat as you wish. There is also a manual override on the thermostat itself. This allows you to adjust the settings while in person and in your home. You can also adjust the temperature when you sleep, reducing the temperature during the night hours, and raising it before you wake up. You can schedule for a work week, or you can schedule it each individual day of the week. We are happy to answer any questions you may have with your HVAC unit and system.

Programmable Thermostat Benefits for your Home

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Programmable thermostats are beneficial in your home. You purchase a thermostat, and then remove your old unit from the wall, noting where and how the wires are connected. Next, you connect the wires to your new thermostat. This can be quick and easy to install in your home.

Saving Money

The biggest benefit programmable thermostats offer is the savings on cost. You can change the temperature based on when you are home or away. You don’t have to keep your air conditioning on high while you’re away from home. You can set the thermostat based on the schedule of your family.

A Consistent Temperature

You can keep an even temperature in your home as well. This way it is not too cold or too hot. If you notice that the thermostat is not working like it should be, contact us for an inspection.

Increase Efficiency

Keeping your home energy-efficient is one of the top maintenance issues that you should consider. The programmable thermostat can help you to maintain the efficiency of your system as well. Having a smart phone also helps you to have wi-fi access for your programmable thermostat. You will be able to set it from anywhere, and control the temperature in your home based on when you or a family member might be home.

Ideal Temperature for your Home

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The ideal temperature for you home is important. It is not as simple as citing one specific temperature, especially as financial and energy usage concerns differ from one family and home to the next. But you should know the ideal temperature for your home is not eighty degrees.

Proper Setting

Every home has its temperature preference, but setting the thermostat to that temperature and never changing it isn’t helpful to your energy bills. Lowering the temperature further and preserving these lower temperatures for longer periods of time increases those savings. You can set the thermostat to the ideal temperature you want your home to be.

Setting the Thermostat at night

When you purchase a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature to lower during the night when you sleep. You can also set the temperature lower when everyone is out of the house for the day. Before arriving home, or waking up, you can then program the thermostat. This will allow the home to be at the ideal temperature when you arrive home. Depending on what thermostat you purchase, you can set the thermostat to be the same each day. You could also have it be the same during the weekend, and another setting for the weekend.

Proper efficiency for your home

Another way to keep your home at the ideal temperature is to make sure it is energy efficient. Close doors and vents to unused rooms make it easier for the home’s furnace to deliver the desired temperature to occupied living spaces. Schedule an annual furnace maintenance and inspection. Having the furnace inspected on a regular basis will help ensure that it is efficient and you are not wasting heat that is produced. Seal cracks around the windows or doorjambs. If you feel a draft, you know you are losing heat out of it. This will result in higher monthly energy bills.

 

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