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. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Marshfield, 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 started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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 and keep you comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy use and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Marshfield on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising 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 often they 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 your 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 House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield at 715-384-3163.