A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, while helping you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Los Angeles, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there.
The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can plan the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when your home is empty, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.
You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.
You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house.
A programmable thermostat operates with the same basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.
- Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Los Angeles on vacation or only away from home for the day.
- Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
- You should also know that bumping up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up rapidly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And they’ll forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy.
When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and would like to save some money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating in Los Angeles at 800-296-5088.