If you’re wondering if you should purchase a programmable thermostat this year, most likely the answer is yes. In fact, you probably don’t even have to read this article to find out why. Just ask anyone--anyone--with a programmable thermostat, and they will tell you why they love theirs.
That being said, in this blog post, we will go over the key advantages of having a programmable thermostat, along with who is likely to benefit the most from having one.
A programmable thermostat can improve your home’s energy usage by allowing you to reduce it. With a traditional thermostat, you have control over what temperature what prompts your HVAC system to turn on and off, but you don’t have customizable control over what time of day your HVAC system runs.
With a programmable thermostat, you have the ability to set a different schedule for your HVAC system for each day of the week. This can prevent the system from running needlessly throughout the day while you’re not at home but still allow it to turn on, for instance, when you’re about to leave work for the day
If your programmable thermostat works in conjunction with a mobile phone app, you can give it commands even when you’re not at home. Say you’re away from home at work or visiting family in the middle of summer when you remember that you forgot to lower your thermostat! Instead of having to drive all the way home or cringing over how much your AC must be racking up your electric bill, you can simply send a command to your thermostat with the app to make whatever change you desire.
Along with being able to set up a customizable schedule for your programmable thermostat, you’re also able to set it to the exact temperature(s) that you desire. Whether you’re going for comfort, cost-savings, or a little of both, it’s very helpful to have that precise control over your home’s temperature and to be able to keep track of the times and temperatures you’ve been setting.
If you spend most of your time at home and live in a small- to mid-sized one-story home, a programmable thermostat is probably more of a luxury than a must-have when it comes to energy savings.
However, if your situation matches even just one of these below, you are very likely to benefit from a programmable thermostat and can probably find one to suit your budget and household needs:
You’re away from home several hours a day (at work, running errands, being active, etc.).
You have a two-story home (or taller) or a large one-story home.
You have higher energy bills than you’d like at the cost of being comfortable.
You’d like to have a thermostat with a set schedule so that you can spend less time manually adjusting it to save money.
If you need help installing a programmable thermostat in your home, Choice Air Care is ready to assist. We take great pride in being the local go-to HVAC company in McKinney and Frisco and are active members of our community. Contact us online or give us a call at 972-737-9574.