A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Lawrence, 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 examine your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can plan the most efficient 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 uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed 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 while keeping you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a fairly 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Lawrence on vacation or simply 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 turning 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 they’ll 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 are looking 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 Scott Temperature in Lawrence at 785-269-0465.