Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, and it also 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 ever-changing weather in Hauppauge, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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 evaluate your family’s routine. After doing this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume 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 you leave and when you return, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better. For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing 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 relatively 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Hauppauge on vacation or simply away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats have the option 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 more quickly. 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 are looking 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 Hauppauge at 631-360-2665 or set up an appointment online.