If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it will often pay for itself in the first year you own it.
If you plan to invest in a programmable thermostat, it’s helpful to know what kind of features are available. One feature that distinguishes one programmable thermostat from another is programming flexibility: some models allow a more sophisticated combination of settings, others a more limited one.
Typical models, ranked in order here from most to least flexible, offer:
Choose the model that best fits with your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
No matter which of these options you own, you’ll want to change the default or factory settings, since most programmable thermostats are pre-programmed for the “typical American family.” You want settings that work with your family in your home.
The settings you can control on virtually all types of programmable thermostats are:
The U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:
One type of programmable that has become increasingly popular in recent years is a WiFi, or smart thermostat.
With a WiFi thermostat, you have the same ability to change temperatures at certain times a day, but you can also control your HVAC equipment from a distance via your smart phone. This makes this WiFi thermostats an ideal solution for a second or vacation home, or for a busy family that spends a lot of time on the road.
Save 10 percent on your annual energy bill without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat and using it correctly! Contact us today to learn more about smart thermostat installations in the North Fork of Long Island!