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Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, 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 unpredictable weather in Magnolia, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays 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 examine your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can determine how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when you and your family are gone, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or 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 created 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.

In order to help your system operate more efficiently, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a reasonably 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 trim down your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Magnolia on vacation or just 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 affecting 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 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 are looking 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 JTech Mechanical in Magnolia at 281-231-8768.