programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Carpentersville, 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 evaluate your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can determine how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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. 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features 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 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 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 turning up 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 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville at 224-412-8308.

 
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