Newsletter  /  July 26, 2016

The Advantages of a Programmable Thermostat

Take control of your energy consumption and expenses through your thermostat. Use it to turn down the heat at night and when you are away; one degree Celsius less overnight means two percent less on your heating bills.

A programmable thermostat adjusts your home’s temperature automatically. It has a mechanical or electronic timer that lets you pre-set temperatures for different daily periods (such as wake, day, evening, sleep) and different program periods (for example, weekdays and weekends). Many models offer even more features. A good guide is to program the thermostat for 17°C when you are sleeping or not at home, and 20°C when you are awake and at home. When used effectively, programmable thermostats can deliver significant savings on your heating and cooling bills.

Most programmable thermostats come with user-friendly digital displays that make it easy for you to preset different temperatures for different times of the day. Many models let you differentiate between weekday and weekend programs. Some devices are Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled, so you can change the settings from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Others come with thoughtful extras such as alerts that tell you when it’s time to change your air filter. Virtually all of the models on the market today let you manually override the setting whenever you like without losing your preset programming.

In every season, you can program the thermostat to reach your ideal temperature by the time you return home or before you start your day, so you never have to sacrifice your personal comfort to save money. You can wake up to a warm and cozy home on a cold winter morning or experience a breath of cool air when you walk through the door at the end of a hot summer day. Having one of these small technological wonders working for you lets you enjoy the full benefits of your HVAC systems, all while significantly lowering your energy bills. Call the home service experts at Handyman Connection today and let’s discuss installing a programmable thermostat in your home!

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