Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is better than the manual type by all standards. In fact, many homes now prefer the former. The programmable type is getting more popular by the day, thanks to the various benefits associated with it. If you don’t yet have a programmable thermostat, and need convincing to make the switch, here are several benefits of a programmable thermostat.

Money Saving

This is termed as the biggest of the benefits of the programmable thermostat. You can reduce energy consumption this way, protecting you from the ever-rising cost of electricity.  The programmable thermostat is automatic, making it easy to adjust the temperature in your home to suit your comfort. You can save about 2% on your electricity bill for every one-degree change in temperature. No need to set your heat or air conditioner on high if you are not at home once you install the programmable thermostat. You can set the thermostat to work according to your family’s routine.

Consistent Temperature

You can also maintain a perfectly consistent temperature in your home. The programmable thermostat can regulate the temperature so that it maintains a perfectly conformable interior temperature regardless of the time of the year. The manual type cannot run a constant temperature, making it less reliable than the programmable thermostat.

No Need For Time Adjustment

You will have to spend a long time in adjusting the temperature in the home if you use a manual thermostat. This is not the case if you use the programmable thermostat.  No need to worry about setting temperature before leaving home if your pre-program your desired settings. You can also set a schedule for the programmable thermostat to specific temperatures for each day of the week, so even if you don’t work the “normal” 9 to 5 Monday through Friday job, you can program your preferences for when you are away and for when you get home. It is more or less a set-and-forget thing.  Instead of focusing on setting temperature, you can now focus on feeling more comfortable.

Increase In Home Efficiency

Programmable thermostat will only allow the air conditioner to run when you want it to run. No more cooling your home when you aren’t there to enjoy it, you can instead set the thermostat to circulate the air while you are gone, raise it a few degrees, or to leave the AC off.  You can save roughly 2% on your energy bill for every degree you raise your thermostat (or lower in the winter) for at least 6 to 8 hours every day. At the end of the month, you’ll see significant energy savings. Not to mention the decrease in wear and tear on your unit from having to run less often.

Optimised HVAC System

You can pair your HVAC system with a programmable thermostat for improved function. This is important if your HVAC system is not adequately efficient or if it is old. Instead of installing a new HVAC system that will cost you much money, you can optimize the existing one by pairing it a programmable thermostat. Pairing the two will reduce the workload on the HVAC and make it work at its best. As a result, you can get through the cold season without having to spend an arm and a leg.

Access To Hi-Tech Tools          

You can access several hi-tech tools when you buy a programmable thermostat. This is because many of the programmable thermostats available today also include a variety of tools, like Wi-Fi technology. As a result, you can easily connect and control the thermostat on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. So, you can make sure no one (like your kids) are messing with the thermostat while you are still at work.

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