If your thermostat is from another era, you’ve probably considered upgrading to a programmable thermostat.
But you still wonder if making the switch is worth it.
We understand. In fact, there are some things you should know about programmable thermostats before you make your final decision.
A Programmable Thermostat Only Works as Well as You Program It
It sounds simple enough: a programmable thermostat only works as well as you program it. Nevertheless, some homeowners make the upgrade but fail to optimize the new thermostat.
For example, instead of programming it to run only if and when necessary, they leave it to run nonstop like their old unit.
How To Get the Most From Your Programmable Thermostat
It makes no sense to upgrade if you’re not going to get the most use from your new thermostat.
First of all, you want to determine the appropriate temperature for your family when you’re at home. Then you want to decide on the temperature you want during sleeping hours. You also should program into the thermostat the hours that you sleep.
What temperature do you want your house when no one’s home?
Using the old style thermostat it’s easy to leave the house for the day and forget to manually adjust the temperature setting. Most families could save lots of money if they set their thermostats to either shut off when no one’s home or to maintain a lesser temperature. Other people need to keep the home at a certain temperature level to protect pets, plants, and exposed water pipes.
But regardless of the temperature setting you choose for the time when you’re away, you want your home to be at the perfect temperature by the time you return. A programmable thermostat allows you to program the time that you want the furnace to begin shifting the temperature in the home back to your designated comfort level.
Don’t Heat Unused Living Space
Few of us use all the living space in our homes on a daily basis. Do you have several rooms that seldom need to be heated?
A programmable thermostat can give you the option to set a different temperature for your unused space. Remember, if you’re unnecessarily heating unused space, you’re not burning fuel, you’re burning money.
The ability of a programmable thermostat to divide your home into different temperature zones makes it possible for one family member to stay comfortable while running on the treadmill in the basement while another family member is busy standing over a hot stove in the kitchen.
You may find that reducing family arguments over temperature settings is enough of a reason by itself to upgrade to a programmable thermostat,
You’re Always in Control
What if you are away from your home on vacation when back home there’s a drastic change in the weather? For example, your hometown may be hit with an exceptionally cold day.
Modern technology gives you the ability to remotely adjust thermostat settings as you see fit. Upgrade to a thermostat that’s connected to the Internet, and you’ll be able to control the temperature of your home from far away without ever leaving your deck chair.
Do you see ways that a programmable thermostat can make your life easier and much more comfortable? Do you see ways that a more advanced thermostat could save your family money?
If you want the peace of mind that comes with having total control over the temperature settings in your home, contact HVAC Philly to discuss which programmable thermostat is right for you.