Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

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A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort easy, 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 around. With the erratic weather in New Castle, 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 started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can plan the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why make more work for yourself 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 is a great bonus.

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. This practice will save you money while keeping you 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 features a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from New Castle on vacation or just 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 affecting 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 some 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 Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle at 724-658-7111.

 
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