A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, while helping you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Odessa, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
In order to help your system operate more efficiently, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This practice will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a reasonably 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 offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease 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 Odessa on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting the temperature and potentially altering 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 more quickly. 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 be happy to save a little 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa at 432-237-0168.