programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the erratic weather in Westminster, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 analyze your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was made 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.

You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a reasonably 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Westminster on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially altering 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 often they 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 like 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 True Heating & Cooling in Westminster at 720-316-1898.

 
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