Programmable Thermostats – Balancing Comfort and Energy Use

Programmable Thermostats – Balancing Comfort and Energy Use

  • April 10, 2015

Although heating and cooling costs are high, you can now take advantage of newer thermostat technology that is designed to save you money and make you more comfortable. Rather than buying a new air conditioner or heat pump, or stand alone ductless system, you can reduce your bills using a programmable thermostat.

Improve Energy Efficiency

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it is possible to reduce annual heating and cooling costs by 10 percent every year by doing nothing other than lowering or raising, depending on the season, the indoor temperature by 7° F to 10° F for eight hours per day.

Most people are away from their homes at least this long because of work, and you may find that you can go beyond your usual comfort range while sleeping. The only problem is that you have to remember to adjust the thermostat each time. With a programmable thermostat, all you have to do is set it once, and it will automatically make the adjustments each day thereafter.

Optimize Comfort in Your Home

If you are already considering a new HVAC system installation to improve comfort, you may find that a programmable thermostat does the trick. You can program it to begin heating or cooling your home before you arrive so that temperatures are optimal by the time you walk through the door. In addition, you can set it so that conditions are ideal each morning when you jump out of bed.

Local HVAC Repair

Whether you want to buy a new ductless air conditioner or a programmable thermostat, the best choice is to find a reliable contractor in your local area. If you need further information about HVAC repair, HVAC installation or the features of programmable thermostats, give Webb’s Electric a call at 903-200-4584.