How Does a Programmable Thermostat Help You Save?
Manual thermostats require adjustment every time you want to change the environment inside your home. While there is nothing wrong with this method of temperature control, it can make using your HVAC system efficiently both difficult and inconvenient. Fortunately, there is a better option available—programmable thermostats allow for greater automation of the heating and cooling process, helping you to get more from your HVAC system at lower cost. Keep reading to find out more about the many benefits of installing a programmable thermostat in your home, including how simple this device will make saving money, time, and effort much easier.
Reduced Energy Consumption
The most fundamental benefit of a programmable thermostat is its ability to help you save energy—and thus, money—on your home’s heating and cooling bills. Your thermostat helps you achieve this goal by reducing the amount of energy you use to condition your living spaces, which is accomplished by reducing the amount of unnecessary heating or cooling performed by your HVAC system. Unnecessary heating and cooling occurs when you heat or cool your home while you aren’t present or actively using your living spaces, including time spent sleeping. Programming your thermostat with your daily schedule allows it to regulate your HVAC system for more heating and cooling while you are present and awake, and less heating and cooling at other times of the day. Depending on your schedule, your desired temperature setpoints, and your HVAC appliances, reducing the amount of home conditioning performed by just a few degrees during the times of day when you don’t need such precise temperature control could lower your energy needs and your monthly bills by several percent.
Convenient and Last-Minute Adjustments
Basic programmable thermostats allow you to simply set a heating or cooling program for the day, week, or month, then walk away from your thermostat and never worry about adjusting your thermostat again. However, unforeseen circumstances such as changes in the weather or last-minute schedule adjustments can affect the efficacy of your program, particularly if these changes happen frequently. More advanced programmable thermostats, such as thermostats with wireless connectivity, app control, and learning technology, make saving energy and money even easier by allowing you to update or change your heating and cooling program at any time and from any location. Because you can access your thermostat from anywhere using a phone or wireless device, you can change your heating and cooling program to accommodate a schedule or weather change for even greater efficiency, savings, and convenience. Learning thermostats take this option one step further, incorporating motion sensors and advanced algorithms to automatically adjust home heating and cooling based on the presence or absence of family members, with no need to log in and make these adjustments yourself. If your thermostat senses that no one is home at the expected time, it will simply delay your preprogrammed temperature adjustments until you walk in the door.
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of a programmable thermostat? We are pleased to offer a range of programmable thermostat products in Miami, including the Nest learning thermostat, to help you find the perfect environmental control system for your home. You can learn more about our home heating and cooling solutions when you click through our website, where you can also schedule service through our convenient online appointment request form. If you’d like to read more about home HVAC efficiency and how to make the most of your heating and cooling system, please click through our additional blog articles.