Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

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A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the unpredictable weather in Marshfield, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 analyze your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their 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 a great bonus.

You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this will save you money and help ensure you are 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Marshfield on vacation or simply 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 altering your bill.
  • You should also know that setting 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 a little 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 888-384-3163.

 
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