Programmable thermostats are becoming standard in more and more homes and for a good reason. Many homeowners are finding that there are a lot of benefits to switching from manual thermostats to programmable models. Here are just a few to keep in mind if you're thinking about making the switch.
Perhaps the best reason to switch to a programmable thermostat is to save money on your energy bills. By programming your thermostat to switch to the optimal temperature for any time of the day, you can lower your utility bills by as much as two percent. You do still need to know what those optimal temperatures are and set your thermostat accordingly, but you only have to do this once per season to enjoy lower bills.
Additionally, certain types of wifi thermostats will learn your daily patterns and habits and begin to adjust the temperature based on when you are home and when you are away which automatically saves you money for those days when you don’t adjust the temperature before leaving for work.
The second-best reason to switch to a programmable thermostat is convenience. Programming your thermostat only once every few months at the most means that you don't have to make adjustments to your heat or air conditioning regularly. You can rest easy knowing that your home will always be at the most comfortable and efficient temperature.
People don't always take into account how hard their HVAC systems have to work. A good furnace or air conditioner will last for decades as long as it is well maintained, but cranking up the heat in the winter or the AC in the summer is hard on it. Programming your thermostat to maintain a consistent temperature will ensure that your HVAC system will work at peak efficiency, which is important if you have a smaller or older system in your home.
These are just a few of the many advantages of having a programmable thermostat in your home. These devices are easy to install and relatively inexpensive, especially when you take into account the money that they can save. If you have any additional questions about having a programmable thermostat in your home or you have any other issues with your HVAC system that need to be addressed, don't hesitate to contact Hoffman Cooling & Heating today.