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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.

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.

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