Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort easy, and it also can help 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 unpredictable weather in Booneville, 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 the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste 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 created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.

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 practice will save you money while keeping you 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 offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Booneville on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing 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 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 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville at 662-269-8716.