Before programmable thermostats came along in the 1980s, the only way you could control your home’s heating and cooling was with a manual thermostat.
But those often left you with a dilemma. You could come home to an uncomfortably hot or cool home, or you could heat or cool your home while you’re gone.
If you’re still using a manual thermostat, you can end that dilemma by having P. Gagnon & Son install an efficient programmable thermostat! Here are 5 ways life will get better in your Seacoast Region home.
The best way to combat high heating and cooling bills is to reduce energy usage. With a programmable thermostat, you can create a customized schedule that fits your lifestyle. The savings you’ll enjoy will quickly offset the cost of installing a programmable thermostat. According to the United States Department of Energy, a properly used programmable thermostat can cut your heating and cooling costs by 10%!
Did you know that manual thermostats can have a five-degree variance between the temperature you set on your thermostat for and the temperature of the air in your home? That makes a big difference not only in comfort, but in energy costs as each degree difference can raise your heating or cooling costs by up to 2%. A programmable thermostat only has less than a half-degree variance. The temperature you set is the temperature you get.
Zoning your home’s heating and cooling systems divides your home into areas that all require similar warming requirements. For example, you put the sleeping areas in one zone and the living areas in another. By pairing this system with a programmable thermostat, you can automate the thermostats for each zone and receive significant savings.
When you constantly run your heat or air conditioning, or manually set it to an extreme difference in temperature as happens when you come home on a very hot or cold day, you add stress to your HVAC system. Over time, this can shorten its lifespan and force you to invest in a new HVAC installation. By using your programmable thermostat to turn on your heat or air conditioning only when needed, you can take pressure off of your HVAC system and help it last longer.
The only thing worse than wondering if you adjusted the thermostat before you left for the day is wondering if you adjusted the thermostat before you left for vacation. Programmable thermostats take that wonder and worry away. Just set it and forget it!
Get comfort and convenience with a programmable thermostat. Contact us today for a FREE estimate!