heating and cooling while being out of the house eight hours a day or more can be a real pain.
Although you try to save money by leaving your HVAC system off until you
return home from work, being welcomed by uncomfortable temperatures is
not an ideal way to relax.
Fortunately, a programmable thermostat is a viable solution. While they
have become more standard in modern homes throughout the country, making
the switch from a manual thermostat to a programmable model is an easy process.
This type of thermostat enables you to automatically adjust your home temperature
through a series of pre-programmed settings for different times throughout
the day. Some latest models can be accessed online or through your cell phone.
The following are the benefits of programmable thermostats:
Saves money – The most important advantage of programmable thermostats is savings.
You can program specific temperatures based on your schedule, which avoids
wasting energy when you’re not home and provides comfort while you’re there.
Less time adjusting – With a manual thermostat, you spend a significant amount of time
readjusting your home’s temperature every time you wake up, go to
sleep, leave for work, and return home. A programmable thermostat allows
you to “set it and forget it,” creating a different schedule
for weekdays, weekends, or even each and which times.
Maximum comfort – With a programmable thermostat, you can maintain consistent, perfect
temperature throughout your home at all times. Rather than crank your
heater on high when you get home during the cold winter months, the temperatures
in your home will stay steady due to the thermostats’ programmed schedule.
Less strain on your heating and air conditioning systems – If you are thinking about installing a new HVAC system, try pairing
it with a programmable thermostat instead. Doing so will ensure your appliance
is working at its peak efficiency, thus reducing its workload and giving
you more mileage for an increased period of time. When it is time to replace
your unit, a programmable thermostat can help keep it in great condition.
Control from afar – As we mentioned earlier, some programmable thermostats offer remote
operation through the internet or by smartphone. That way if you forgot
to set your temperatures when you left home to work, or if you are on
vacation, you have the ability to control your home’s temperature
settings without being there.
If you are interested in having a programmable thermostat installed in
your Boston or Cambridge home,
contact our licensed and insured HVAC technicians at
Winters Home Services today.