If you have a typical household, heating and cooling costs are one of your largest expenditures. One reason that contributes to those costs is that homeowners frequently heat and cool their homes when it isn’t needed. A programmable thermostat provides a great way to lower your energy use.
Think your old manual thermostat is good enough? Here are three reasons why you should consider changing to programmable version.
Energy savings: A programmable thermostat can save up to 30% on energy costs and make your home more comfortable by automatically adjusting the temperature for sleeping, vacation, weekends or workdays. By maintaining the required temperatures for only a few hours a day instead running a continual temperature all day, a digital programmable thermostat can help save energy and reduce your energy costs throughout the year. Within a few years, energy-efficient heating controls can pay for themselves.
Comfort and convenience: Rather than setting the temperature manually, you can program your thermostat in advance to adjust the temperature at different times of the day. You can set the heat to turn on an hour before you wake, to lower during the time you are at work, and then to automatically raise the heat before you come home. With the ability to set multiple temperatures for different times of the day, you have better control of your home comfort.
Prevents overuse of your HVAC system: Overuse of your heating and cooling system can add unnecessary stress and contribute to the need for frequent repairs. By programming your use, you can reduce the time the system is run, while maintaining home comfort.
Today’s state-of-the-art homes include complete automation systems for lighting, sound systems, video, security and more. Whether you are updating your home to be energy-efficient and sustainable, or you’re building a new green-certified home, a digital thermostat is a must. By keeping up with routine maintenance, you can help ensure that your HVAC system runs properly continues to perform well for years to come.
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