Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Manassas Park, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there. The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold. Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and 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 practice will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 features a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Manassas Park 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) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill. You should also know that turning up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up more quickly. 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 like to save your 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 Park at 703-369-5528 or set up an appointment online.