Benefits To Using A Programmable Thermostat
Updated: Feb 7, 2019
Created by Privette Heating & Air Conditioning Admin
Many of us use a manual thermostat when it comes to our heating and air conditioning system in our house. However, making the switch from a manual to programmable thermostat has many benefits. Those benefits are:
1. Saves Money
With programmable thermostats, you can adjust the temperature to the exact point of your own personal comfort. For every degree you raise or lower the temperature in your home during the heat of the summer or the cold of winter, you can save up to 2 percent on your utility bill. You don’t have to keep your air conditioning or heat on high while you’re away from home. You can create a schedule that follows your family’s routine, and keeps the temperature cool or warm while you’re there, but lowers the energy usage when your not there.
2. A Consistent Temperature
A programmable thermostat also provides a consistent temperature throughout your home, During the freezing cold of the winter, your heat can stay steady as it follows your programmed temperature schedule.
3. Saves You Time
Using a programmable thermostat can eliminate all of the time spent in front of your manual device trying to get the right temp for different days. On a programmable thermostat, you can set a schedule one time per season, and then forget about it, so you can focus on feeling comfortable instead.
4. Energy Efficient
Programmable thermostats allow you to decrease your waste by scheduling higher/lower temperatures depending on the season when your not home and allowing you to be comfortable at the temperature you like when you are home.
5. Pairs With Technology
Some models of programmable thermostats have WiFi capabilities that allow you to change and monitor your thermostat on devices like laptops, smartphones, and computers. Having a thermostat that is connected to your home network can help you create a truly linked home that can be easily controlled from the comfort of your couch or virtually anywhere. If you are on vacation and you notice that there is an unseasonably warm or cold day back home, you can adjust the temperature of your house thermostat easily from your device.
6. Maximizes Climate Zones
Different zones around your home can already increase the energy efficiency of your property. With programmable controls in each zone, you can truly customize each climate and temperature throughout your home’s square footage.