You’ve probably gotten an email or ten from your energy company, trying to convince you of the benefits of installing or using a programmable thermostat. Have you bought one yet, or are you still wondering why it’s a benefit to you and your HVAC system? Here at Efficient Home Solutions, we think there are some great reasons to consider making the change.
Keep it Consistent
With a programmable thermostat, your HVAC system can keep the temperature in your house at a constant level – regardless of what’s happening outside. It can make sure you’re a little cooler during the day, then warm things up when you’re ready to go to bed.
Keep Your Money, Too
…and this can mean significant cost savings. Being able to schedule your system turning off (or used less) when you’re not home means you aren’t wasting money on temperature control when your heat or AC doesn’t need to be used. With the ability to save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year, the thermostat covers any initial cost of buying/installing pretty quickly.
We’ve all heard the old saying, if we haven’t said it ourselves: “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait ten minutes and it’ll change.” That’s true! And what if you leave for the day with your heater blasting since it’s in the 40s, and by midafternoon one of those crazy temperature swings has us up in the 70s or 80s? If you have a programmable thermostat and internet access, you can cool your home down easily from wherever you are. Much better than returning to find the place roasting.
Some thermostat models have built-in alerts to help those of us that don’t always keep track of when it’s time to change the air filters. This is a great way to make sure your system is always running at peak efficiency and to avoid making unexpected service calls. You can get a thermostat that will even show you the amount of air filter life remaining by percentage – just like gas in your car.
Some Like it Hot
And some like it cold! Avoid the fights that can result when family members prefer different temperatures by creating multiple “climate zones” in your home. Using this feature, everyone can not only be comfortable in their own rooms, but you can increase energy efficiency and again, save money.
Everyone Likes Options
Using a programmable thermostat has so many advantages that it’s well worth considering. If you have any questions, give us a call at Efficient Homes Solutions. Automatic and programmable thermostats are just one example of the new technologies available today, and we’re happy to walk you through the benefits. Whatever equipment you use, we’re here to help you enjoy your home all year long!