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Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in Locust, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is 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 examine your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can plan the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before and after work, but why make more work for yourself 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.

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 while keeping you comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that it takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly 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 consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Locust on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting 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 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 some 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment online.