Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat Can Mean Energy Savings Year-Round

Published on: May 27, 2015
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If your home’s heating and cooling equipment are controlled by a manual thermostat, you’re behind the times. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat, will bring you up to speed in this modern age, offering better control over your energy usage, which has the potential to save you a good deal of money year-round.

Improved Control and Accuracy

To get a better handle on the heating and cooling of your home, maintaining control over your equipment is nothing short of essential. This can easily be done with the use of a programmable thermostat, in large part due to its ability to save temperature settings for specific days and times. Plus, the technology inside these modern devices is more accurate than manual models or even older digital ones.

Other Helpful Features

Many types of programmable thermostats go far beyond allowing you to set the temperature for certain parts of the day. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to integrate the thermostat into a multi-zone system which will allow you to target heating or cooling only in certain areas of the home. Other features include maintenance reminders, the ability to detect when the air filter needs to be replaced, air quality checks, and/or connection and control through a smartphone app.

Energy Savings Without Sacrificing Comfort

All of this added control and convenience means that you can lower energy usage each month by utilizing the advanced features that older thermostats don’t have, but without the need to sacrifice comfort. In fact, when utilized properly, a programmable thermostat will improve your home’s comfort level no matter what time of day it is.

For more expert advice on upgrading to a programmable thermostat, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, please call one of the friendly professionals at ACSoutheast.com.