Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort effortless, while helping 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 not around. With the unpredictable weather in Excelsior Springs, 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 the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can determine how to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, 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 go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is 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 and keep you comfortable in your home. 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 features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Excelsior Springs on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to inhibit 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 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 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs at 816-379-3918.