A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort easy, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Norco and St. Charles Parish, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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. By 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 having anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too 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 created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money while keeping you 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 trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Norco and St. Charles Parish 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 altering your bill.
- You should also know that bumping 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 they’ll 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 your 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 Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish at (985) 764-2426.