Long gone are the days when the thermostat was a simple switch on the wall that you rotated one direction or the other. Without question, modern programmable thermostats are far superior to their predecessors not only in their features, but in their ability to reduce your energy consumption throughout the year and give you more control over their operation.
Among the most important features is the automatic control programmable thermostats offer. For instance, everyone knows that turning the thermostat down at night and for those times when you’re at work, school or on vacation is a great way to reduce your energy usage. However, our lives are so busy these days that most of us simply forget to do this. Fortunately, programmable thermostats never forget, and by entering a few simple programming instructions into the system, you’ll never need to worry about it again.
While this is often the first feature homeowners look for, there are many more for you to consider. For example, the following features are widely available within the marketplace, and each is designed to make using your thermostat a breeze:
- Multiple program periods per day
- Touch-screen, voice, phone, and Internet programming
- Air filter indicators and change reminders
- Indicators that signal malfunctioning HVAC systems
- Weather sensors to automatically adjust settings
- “Smart” technology to learn your desired settings over time
Together, any combination of these features will turn your programmable thermostat into an energy-conscious, money-saving tool that will help keep your money in your wallet where it belongs. While results will vary depending on how you program your device and the settings you input, homeowners who have installed these in their homes have reported reductions of between 5 and 15 percent in their home heating and cooling bills.
For the past 35 years, CCAC, Inc., has proudly assisted homeowners in the Coastal Bend with all of their home heating and cooling needs. Contact us today to speak with our expert technicians. They’ll be happy to discuss the many features that programmable thermostats offer and how they can help reduce your home’s energy consumption.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about Programmable Thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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