programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the erratic weather in Irvine, 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 how to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having 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 go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply 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. Many people don’t realize that 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Irvine on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising 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 rapidly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 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 True Home Heating and Air Conditioning in Irvine at 949-258-7259.

 
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