Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, while helping you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the erratic weather in Huffman, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 analyze your family’s schedule. By doing this, you can plan 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 anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier 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. This practice will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Huffman on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially raising 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 rapidly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And they’ll 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 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman at 832-777-1521.