programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in Macon, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 evaluate your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.

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. Doing this will save you money and help ensure you are 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Macon on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting 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 more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 some 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon at 478-202-3170.

 
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