A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Manassas, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 schedule. After doing this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before and after work, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply 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. Doing this will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a reasonably 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Manassas on vacation or just away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially altering 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 rapidly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And often they 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 are looking 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas at 703-278-2036.