Having a programmable thermostat installed in your home is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy consumption without having to sacrifice any comfort. If your home is regularly empty for more than four hours a day, upgrading your thermostat will create a significant amount of savings each month.
Many people with traditional thermostats face one of two problems: either they leave the air system running all day while out to work (wasting money keeping an empty house comfortable) or turn it off (and return to an uncomfortable house and have to wait for the HVAC system to kick back on and work for a while).
Programmable thermostats solve both these problems by allowing you to turn off your air system after you have left and have it turned on automatically shortly before you return. That way you aren't paying to keep it running all those extra hours and you don't have to wait for your home to get comfortable after arriving.
If you have a pretty routine schedule, it's simple to set the thermostat to turn on and off at the same time each day. Even if you have a different schedule each day, you can adjust it with just a few touches to maximize your energy savings for the day. You can also make one-time changes to your pre-set schedule that will revert back.
By reducing the amount of work your air system does each day, you reduce the wear and tear that it goes through. This helps to extend its longevity and reduce the need for expensive repairs. You will be better protected from your system breaking down unexpectedly from overuse.
Some programmable thermostats come with additional features that help you save money. For example, some models will warn you when it's time to replace your air filters, and others can be re-set remotely. All this helps keep your air system working efficiently.
To learn more about the many benefits of programmable thermostats, contact Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. today. We have proudly served the Mid-Ohio area since 1965.
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Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area.