Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat: It Can Help You Save

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat: It Can Help You SaveInstalling a programmable thermostat frequently means replacing the most outdated device in your entire HVAC system: that mercury-filled, manually operated thermostat. The design and theory behind these outmoded units dates to the 1930s. If only today’s energy costs were as low as that era, too. But you’re paying 21st century utility bills and you need the most up-to-date technology to make those expenses as low as possible. Here’s why programmable beats manual in keeping your home efficient and comfortable.

  • A programmable thermostat can save you up to 20 percent on your annual cooling and heating costs compared to a manually operated thermostat. This means they usually pay for themselves in just one year.
  • Programmable thermostats offer a choice of built-in programs to automate temperature changes in your home according to your schedule. These include weekday and weekend settings, different settings for Saturdays and Sundays or for maximum flexibility, different temperature settings for all seven days of the week.
  • Programmable means improved indoor comfort by reducing temperature swings. No matter how diligent you may be, you can’t make enough trips to that old-school manual thermostat to keep temperatures as consistent as a programmed model. Nor can you manually execute temperature adjustments downward or upward as smoothly as the program does automatically.
  • Tired of heating or cooling the home all day while you’re at work so it will be a livable temperature when you get home? Use a programmable thermostat to set the temperature up or down for maximum energy savings while you’re out, then have it heat or cool the house to normal an hour before you return.
  • Leaving town but want the peace of mind of knowing that your home’s temperature is maintained? One of the perks of programmable thermostats is the “Vacation” option that lets you keep a steady “maintenance” temperature that’s higher or lower than your normal occupied preference to minimize energy consumption, while still maintaining a proper indoor temperature for valuables, plants and electronics.

We’ve got more programmable thermostat benefits to tell you about. Please contact us at Paitson Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning, the preferred source for heating and cooling technology in Terre Haute since 1922.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Terre Haute, Indiana about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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