programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the erratic weather in Des Moines, 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 analyze your family’s routine. After doing this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created 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.

In order to help your system operate more efficiently, 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. 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy use and, therefore, potentially decrease 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 Des Moines on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting 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 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 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines at 515-207-6569.

 
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