A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort simple, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Des Moines, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s routine. By doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid 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 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 is the icing on the cake.
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. This will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Des Moines on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
- You should also know that setting 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 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 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines at 515-344-3579.