A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Chelan and Wenatchee, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can determine the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.
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. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to 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 comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Chelan and Wenatchee on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting 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 rapidly. 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 Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee at 509-284-4265.