Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

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Programmable Thermostat - McKinney TX

With the rising cost of everything, people are always looking for the best bargains or ways to cut back. One of the easiest ways to start saving at home is to install a programmable thermostat. Installing a programmable thermostat allows you to save by turning on the heating or air conditioning system based upon a pre-set schedule. These thermostats store and repeat the schedule for multiple days without you having to worry about it. If you have the same schedule week to week installing a programmable thermostat is the easiest way to make sure your home stays comfortable and you aren't paying for unused energy.

During the winter setting your programmable thermostat to 68 degrees farenheit while at home and then setting your thermostat lower by 10 degrees to 15 degrees for 8 hours can save 5% to 15% per year on your heating bill.

During summer setting your thermostat to 78 degrees farenheit while at home and raising the temperature while you are away will allow you to take advantage of similar energy savings. By having these thermostats installed it avoids the discomfort by returning temperatures to your desired set points before you return home or awake.

Has mentioned above, by doing these things and automatically lowering your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours a day, you can save 5 percent to 15 percent on your heating bill this winter, the government says. Check the U.S. Department of Energy and EPA/Energy Star websites for detailed instructions on properly installing and operating programmable thermostats.

Programmable Thermostats - What to Look For

Programmable thermostats are designed to gradually and efficiently adjust your home's temperature to save on your energy costs. Below we have noted some features to consider when choosing the thermostat that is right for you.

1.     Some thermostats are designed to store a seven day program allowing you to set your program for individual days or you can choose a thermostat with a a 5-1-1 scheduling where the weekdays are the same but each weekend day can be programmed individually or a 5-2 schedule where weekdays and weekends are on separate schedules. You should determine which option works best for your schedule.

2. When manufacturers have designed these thermostats they understand every individual is different and want different design features. They now offer digital thermostats that have a touchscreen. These screens are large, back-lit and easy to read at night or even if there's a glare from direct sunlight. Others are designed without touchscreens, but still offer large digital screens.

3. With this age of technology they offer thermostats with a Wi-Fi capabilities allowing you to use apps to control your program and temperature from your mobile device or computers. Still others have the ability to display the indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity. Still others have the ability to program themselves after learning from the temperature changes you make.

4. Installation and programming of these devices can be difficult and we recommend having a licensed contractor provide the installation and programming to make certain it is installed properly. Should you choose to install a thermostat yourself, make sure the manufacturer that offers detailed manuals to help you

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