programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

Using a programmable thermostat offers you a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a variety of programs to be set for your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of an assortment of savings if used appropriately. Of course the weather in Menomonie and western Wisconsin can be erratic and the temperature swings can seem ridiculous, but there are steps you can take to make sure you experience complete comfort while also saving money year after year.

Reaping the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t tough, and one of the easiest ways to make the most of those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is its own, but taking the time to understand your needs will allow you to program your thermostat correctly and only be heating and cooling your home when it needs it.

Certainly you can take the approach of fiddling with it when you leave or get home every day, but why bother with it when you could have it set to meet your comfort needs every day? It is a programmable thermostat after all, so why not use it to boost your comfort and energy savings?

Setting up your thermostat for huge amounts of time allows it to run more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Setting up a schedule for your programmable thermostat will offer you better efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Sustaining a consistent temperature will also help you fight the urge to continually walk over to your thermostat and use your “hold” button or make drastic adjustments.

In addition to the basic operation of your programmable thermostat, many host a variety of features that may help you lessen your energy consumption and can potentially lessen your energy costs.

  • Programmable thermostats usually come with pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these regularly help keep your system from running when you’re away from Menomonie and western Wisconsin for long periods when the temperature of your home is not as important.
  • Some programmable thermostats include an option to lock the thermostat, so when kids come home after school before you’re home, you can rest assured that there isn’t any playing with the temperature settings.
  • Something else to ponder is that making large temperature adjustments does not help your home heat up or cool down any speedier. Setting your programmable thermostat for any other temperature than the one you’d like to achieve only leaves you open to forgetting about it and making it too warm, too cold or wasting energy.

Programmable thermostats are an amazing addition, and when used appropriately, they can make certain maximum comfort is achieved and may potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Halverson Brothers Inc in Menomonie and western Wisconsin a call at 715-352-4052 if you have any questions as to which option would best suit your needs.

 
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