Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Dallas, 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 daily activities. Once you do this, you can plan how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have 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 and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively 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 basic 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 specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Dallas on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that turning up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas at 469-617-3437 or set up an appointment online.