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Programmable Thermostat

Programmable Thermostat Benefits

Published on: October 15, 2020
programmable thermostat benefits

Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Home thermostats have advanced a lot over the last few decades.  The latest programmable thermostats have state-of-the-art technology which makes it easier than ever to keep your home comfortable.  The attractive, sleek design of a modern programmable thermostat will not only enhance your room.  It will also enhance your lifestyle.  Consider some of the key benefits of a programmable thermostat like the Bryant Preferred™ Programmable Thermostat.

Lower Energy Bills

Programmable thermostats, like the Bryant Preferred™ Thermostat, allow you to set the desired temperature for up to four times a day: wake, day, evening, sleep.  It also allows you to have different programs for seven days of the week. This is a good option for households whose occupants have different schedules every day.  By adjusting your home temperature to be more energy efficient during absences, you can lower your energy bills.

More Precise Temperature Control

The latest thermostats are much more accurate than analog thermostats.  The temperature variance of these older thermostats can be as much as five degrees.  Programmable thermostats are accurate to within a half degree.

Enables Zoning

Most programmable thermostats, like the Bryant Preferred™ Programmable Thermostat, include an optional add-on allowing multiple rooms in your home to be zoned.  Homes, especially older ones, rarely maintain consistent temperatures throughout. Zoning allows you to divide your home into areas with similar conditioning requirements.  Suggested zones could include areas that aren’t frequently used, areas with more sunlight, or areas with similar ceiling heights.  When used with a programmable thermostat, zoning can reduce your energy bills even more. 

Keypad Lockout

The keypad lockout function of programmable thermostats ensures that temperatures can’t accidentally or intentionally be lowered or raised to excessive levels.  This unique benefit also helps maintain lower energy bills. 

Provides Maintenance Reminders

Many modern-day programmable thermostats have built-in reminders to tell you when to change air filters, humidifier pads, and UV lights.  

Simplifies Your Life

Remembering to adjust your thermostat every time your leave and return to your home adds another ‘to-do’ to your busy schedule.  A programmable thermostat simplifies your life by automatically keeping your preferred temperature for different periods of the day.

Learn More

To learn more about the suitability of a thermostat upgrade in your home, contact your local HVAC dealer.  AC Southeast® can help you locate a reputable HVAC company near you.