programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Denton, 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 started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can decide the most efficient 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 uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? Simply 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. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Denton 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 altering your bill.
  • You should also know that bumping 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 it’s not uncommon to 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 be happy 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 Oak Point Heating and Air LLC in Denton at 940-202-1202.

 
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