Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the erratic weather in Ronkonkoma, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s routine. After doing this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, 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 and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.

For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This practice will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy use 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 Ronkonkoma on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially affecting 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 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 your 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 Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma at 631-246-4029.