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Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the erratic weather in Plainfield, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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 evaluate your family’s routine. After doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your 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 and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.

You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. 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 reasonably 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 features a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Plainfield 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) adjusting 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 more quickly. 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 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield at 815-410-1231.