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Why You Might Want To Consider a Programmable Thermostat


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Programmable thermostats are becoming more and more popular as people are realizing the many benefits they offer. Programmable thermostats allow homeowners flexibility in changing the temperature, even when they aren’t home, and they help save money on energy costs and monthly electric bills. Installing a programmable thermostat is a worthwhile investment that can save money immediately and in the years to come.

Cost-Efficiency
A programmable thermostat allows homeowners to set the thermostat to change temperatures at certain times throughout the day. For instance, if you work an 8 to 5 job and know that you won’t be home during these hours, you can program your thermostat to a higher temperature during the day. To make your home comfortable for when you arrive home from work, program the thermostat to begin to cool the house down 15 to 20 minutes before your arrival time. Not only will you create a comfortable, cool atmosphere, but you will save money because your air conditioner isn’t running as much throughout the day. Let’s face it, saving money on your energy bill is a big plus that makes a programmable thermostat a great home investment.

Energy Savings
Energy efficiency is important to homeowners, and programmable thermostats can help. Setting your thermostat for higher temperature when you know you will be out of town or away from your home is a great way to conserve energy. Energy efficiency not only saves money, but also cuts down on the wear and tear of your unit over time. Not requiring your AC unit to work so hard when no one is home is a great way to make your unit last. Energy efficient units are also beneficial to the environment so you can rest assured that you are doing your part to conserve energy by installing a programmable thermostat to more accurately manage the temperature in your home.

Convenience
Technology today makes having programmable thermostats an amazing convenience. You can access most thermostats and adjust temperatures via phone or computer so that if you are at work and realize you forgot to set your thermostat to a higher temperature while you are away from home, you can easily get on your phone and adjust the temperature from there. Or perhaps you forgot to set the thermostat to begin to cool off your home before you get there and don’t want to come home to a hot, stuffy house. Simply log in and adjust the temperature before you begin the drive home so that you are assured to come home to a cool, comfortable house. The ability to control your thermostat from anywhere in the world is an amazing convenience that homeowners love.

Next Steps
If a programmable thermostat sounds like a great way for you to save energy and cost, but you aren’t comfortable installing one yourself, call a professional. With a professional AC repair technician, you are guaranteed the work is done right so you can begin saving today.

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