Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Derby, 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 schedule. By doing this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use 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.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, 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 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 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Derby 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) moving the temperature and potentially affecting 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 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby at 203-772-8319.