programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it 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 away. With the erratic weather in Mankato area, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

For the most efficient system operation, program 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 relatively 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Mankato area on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially affecting 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 faster. 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 be happy to save a little 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 Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area at 507-307-4818.

 
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