programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Erie, 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 started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a relatively 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 lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Erie on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving 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 faster. 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 like 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie at 814-308-0416.

 
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