Looking for an easy way to lower your energy usage and costs while maintaining your home’s comfort level? The installation of a programmable thermostat is a simple and affordable solution that homeowners are beginning to adopt in droves. But before you install one in your Asheville area home, you probably have questions.
What is a programmable thermostat?
This is a thermostat that you can program to switch your HVAC system on and off and adjust the temperature at whatever times you deem fit. There are a few different types available with a range of options. Some will allow you to set separate times for weekdays as opposed to weekends. With others, you can set different times for each of the seven days of the week to coincide with schedules that don’t quite follow a regular pattern.
Improving home comfort
A big effect of installing a programmable thermostat is the improved comfort for your family. Whether you have a set schedule or not, being able to program your system to shut on and off during certain times can help you avoid situations where your home becomes too warm or too cold. It also allows you to anticipate those times that you’ll be away for an extended period, so that you can come home to a comfortable temperature and save money at the same time.
If you use a programmable thermostat correctly, you will also see lower energy bills. With a normal thermostat, you probably have a tendency to leave it on longer than you should. Perhaps you go to sleep and forget about it, or maybe you leave your home without making sure that it’s set to “off,” and then realize that it will be running intermittently all day long and there isn’t anything you can do about it. Having a thermostat that you can program will help you avoid these issues.
For more expert advice about utilizing a programmable thermostat, or for questions relating to home comfort, contact the professionals at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air. We serve the HVAC needs of Asheville and surrounding areas.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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