Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort simple, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Central Point, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to get started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can decide the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume 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.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Central Point on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting 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 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 are looking 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning in Central Point at 514-600-5499.