Newsletter  /  July 26, 2016

The Advantages of a Programmable Thermostat

Did you know that you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. (If you have a heat pump, don’t do this without a programmable thermostat). You can do this automatically by using a programmable thermostat and scheduling the times you turn on the heating or air conditioning. As a result, the equipment doesn’t operate as much when you are asleep or not at home.

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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