Is It Time to Update Your Thermostat? The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

In every area of our lives, we look for efficiency. Whether it’s with our jobs, cars, or even homes, we are consistently looking for ways to improve the performance of the things around us.

This does not exclude our heating and air conditioning system. It too can have increased efficiency in many ways. One way, in particular, is by upgrading to a programmable thermostat. Improving the efficiency of your HVAC system is just one of the many benefits of programmable thermostats. They can also help save you money, improve the comfort of your home, and are incredibly user-friendly and customizable to your unique user experience.

Energy and Money Saving
One of the largest benefits of a programmable thermostat is the positive effects it can have on your energy bill. Because they are designed to work alongside your lifestyle, programmable thermostats control the temperature to maintain comfort while you’re home and conserve energy while you’re away. In this way, your HVAC system is not needlessly running to keep your home cool/warm when you’re away. Not only is this saving energy and giving your HVAC system a break, but it is also helping cut the cost of your energy bill.

Total Comfort, 24/7
When you’re home, you want to be comfortable. That’s not so much to ask, is it? Programmable thermostats give you the ideal comfort you long for at the end of every day.

When you’re away at work, your programmable thermostat will adjust automatically to conserve energy. Then, right before you return home, your thermostat will adjust to your desired temperature so you can return to a comfortable home. No hassle. No discomfort.

Not only can your programmable thermostat adjust temperatures while you’re away, but it can also adjust them at night. If you like to sleep in a cool home but wake up to a warm one, your thermostat can reduce the temperature at night and slowly increase the temperature by morning.

Your thermostat even gives you the option to manage your HVAC system’s airflow and ventilation. The total control that a programmable thermostat gives you over your comfort can’t be beaten.

Easy to Use
Many programmable thermostats offer an easy-to-use digital display, devised for a user-friendly experience. They are designed with various users in mind which makes them completely customizable to your lifestyle. Whether you’re wanting to adjust the humidity in your home or take a “set it and forget it” approach, both options (and more) are available for you.

Programmable thermostats can often be paired with a smartphone, tablet, or computer for easy access to control the settings. Did you forget to change your thermostat before going on vacation? No worries! You can simply adjust it while you’re on the road. No more panicking about the hefty energy bill you’ll get from a simple mistake.

Less Stress on your HVAC
There is so much wear and tear that happens to our HVAC systems from general use. Programmable thermostats can help relieve some of the strain that gets put on our units. As we’ve already mentioned, it can help reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system uses by adjusting the temperature while you’re away. In this way, your system isn’t constantly using energy to keep your house cool in the summer when you’re away at work.

Additionally, many programmable thermostats have options to remind you to change your air filter. Changing your air filter is vital to ensure your HVAC system is not overworking itself. Often times homeowners forget to do this routine task, however, with regular reminders directly from your system, it’ll be difficult to ever forget again!

Programmable thermostats are easy to use and help you create an optimal environment in your home, all while saving you money! With the ability to take all preferences and lifestyles into account, these thermostats offer something for everyone in your home. Ready to maximize the benefits your HVAC system can provide? Call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing to upgrade your outdated thermostat to a programmable one!