Have you ever been intrigued by the idea of a programmable thermostat but have no idea how it works?
Programmable thermostats are becoming more popular and come as highly recommended if you’re looking to save money and/or energy. How exactly do they do that? Generally, if you raise or lower your thermostat by one degree for eight hours each day, you increase or decrease your energy usage by 1 percent each day. While you can certainly do this with a traditional thermostat, a programmable thermostat does the work for you, leaving you to attend to other important responsibilities.
Programmable thermostats allow for scheduling. Most models use the settings wake, leave, return, and sleep. With the scheduling feature, you start and end times for each of these periods of the day and what temperature you want during that time. The thermostat then automatically makes the adjustments. Along with not having to worry about manually adjusting the temperature, you also don’t have to worry about the temperature taking too long to adjust when you get home.
Some models have different settings for different days, so depending on your needs or your schedule, you might have different settings for weekdays and weekends. Some models even allow you to program for vacation time.
Another advanced model is a WiFi thermostat, which allows you to program your HVAC system even when you’re not at home. So if something unexpected comes up in your schedule, you can make those changes from wherever you are and not have to worry about unnecessarily using up extra energy. Learning thermostats take all of the above a step further by adapting to your habits and the air temperature. So on a particularly cold day, for example, it’ll turn up the temperature sooner.
If you’re in Colorado want to install a programmable thermostat in your home, the talented technicians of Tri-City HVAC can help. Give us a call today for any of your home heating or cooling needs.
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