A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, plus it 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 not around. With the ever-changing weather in Pella, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 evaluate your family’s routine. After doing this, you can determine how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have 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 work and again when you come home, 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.
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. Doing this will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. 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 comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Pella on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially altering your bill.
- You should also know that bumping 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 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 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella at 641-628-3621.