Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Bartlesville, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

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. This practice will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Bartlesville on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. 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 be happy 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 Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville at 918-534-8194.