programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort simple, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Omaha, 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 examine your family’s routine. By doing this, you can plan how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.

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 while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly 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 features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Omaha on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting the temperature and potentially altering your bill.
  • You should also know that turning up 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 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 The Frazier Company in Omaha at 402-896-5900.

 
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