A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort easy, and it also 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 unpredictable weather in Chadron, 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 evaluate your family’s schedule. By doing this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when you and your family are gone, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
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. This will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Chadron on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
- You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. 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 be happy 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 MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron at 308-832-4321.