One of the primary ways to cut energy costs is by using a programmable thermostat. If you like saving money, purchasing one may be a beneficial investment. Although it may not sound exciting, programmable thermostats offer a variety of benefits for your home.
For example, programmable thermostats give you the control you want. With the Nest Learning Thermostat or similar thermostats, you will be able to control your system from anywhere. There is a remote control app on iOS and Android which can be downloaded in the app store. You’ll be able to control the temperature, the settings, review your energy use and more with your smartphone.
These “smart” devices learn your living habits and adjust to them to save you money. Overtime they’ll learn everything about how you like your temperature to be set in the house. The programmable thermostat detects your personal habits and alters its features to match them.
Smart thermostats like Nest will know when you are away or asleep, raising the thermostat temperature in the summer and lowering it in the winter to save you money. It will also detect movement or run on a time schedule so that the hours you are home, the temperature will be at a comfortable level or the level of your choosing. The Nest Learning Thermostat can be easily programmed to be energy efficient.
A programmable thermostat may be the solution for your home if you are constantly at battle with high energy bills. There are different types of thermostat models out there to fit your needs. Seven-day models offer complete control over how you want the temperature set on a day to day basis. Five-two models use the same controls during the week and different controls on the weekends. Finally, there is a 5-1-1-model that allows you to program a weekday schedule and two separate weekend schedules for Saturday and Sunday.
You can determine which model gives you the ultimate comfort. To decide which is best for you and your home, you may want to sit and think about how often you are really home. Once you know your schedule, you’ll know which model will provide the best efficiency for you home.
If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a free estimate, contact one of our Champion AC home comfort specialists today!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.