Programmable thermostats are helpful home comfort accessories that allow you to create heating and cooling schedules. Many people base these schedules on their household’s occupancy patterns, with heating or cooling kicking in just before you get up in the morning or get home from work in the evening.
The benefits of programmable thermostats are proven:
- They save you money. These thermostats eliminate the need to run your heating and cooling system while you’re sleeping or away from home, just to ensure you wake up or come home to a warmed or cooled house. Instead, you can program them to condition the air in your home an hour before you get home or wake up, so you can enjoy full comfort without spending money and energy unnecessarily.
- They help extend the life of your HVAC system. Programmable thermostats reduce the amount of wear on your HVAC system by allowing it to run less often while ensuring your home comfort. This can extend the life of key components and help delay costly repairs or replacement.
- They help the environment. Programmed thermostats help you save energy, which reduces your carbon footprint and helps you do your part to protect the environment.
Programmable thermostats are available in a number of configurations. The simplest offer a single program, which will run every day of the week unless you override it. Others allow you to create different programs for weekdays and weekends, while the most advanced models permit you to fashion a different heating or cooling schedule for every day of the week.
At Conditioned Air, we strive to help homeowners in Southwest Florida save money without compromising their indoor comfort. If you’re interested in installing a programmable thermostat or want to learn more about this helpful money-saving technology, contact us.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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