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Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, while helping 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 erratic weather in Carpentersville, 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. After doing this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is 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. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features 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 away. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Carpentersville on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing 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 rapidly. 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 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville at 224-412-8308.