Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

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A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the erratic weather in East Bernard, 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 examine your family’s schedule. By doing this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when you and your family are gone, 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 and after work, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

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. It takes your system less energy to 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy use and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from East Bernard on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to inhibit 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 faster. 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 are looking 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 E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service in East Bernard at 979-335-4262 or set up an appointment online.

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