As “smart” homes become the norm, the use of programmable thermostats has substantially increased. “Smart” or programmable thermostats provide several advantages that make them worth installing into your home. These benefits range from saving money, increased comfort, and ease of access. Advantages like these make programmable thermostats an attractive option for homeowners. In this article, we’ll break down 4 benefits of a programmable thermostat.
Everyone wants to save money on utilities any way they can. Programmable thermostats allow you to pinpoint an exact temperature for your home. With old thermostats, you’d have to guess if your temperature was set on 72 or 75 degrees. While it doesn’t seem like much of a difference, this inaccuracy can potentially cost you in utilities.
Programmable thermostats shine the brightest in these moments. The significant upgrade in technology allows you to pinpoint the exact temperature you want your home to stay at. This accuracy can save you upwards of 2% of your utility bill per month.
Comfort Around Your Schedule
If you work mostly standard daylight hours, there’s a strong chance that nobody is in your home while you’re away. Programmable thermostats come with a scheduling feature that can prevent your HVAC system from wasting power on cooling an empty space. For example, your entire family is out of the house and about their business by 9 AM. As soon as it hits 9:01 AM, your programmable thermostat will bring the temperature up from a comfortable temperature of 72-74 to an energy-efficient temperature of around 77-80. This rise of temperature helps your HVAC minimize energy consumption during the hottest parts of the day. Once you’re about to come back home, programming the thermostat to kick back to a comfortable 72-74 by 4 PM keeps your home cool on arrival.
Additionally, the same can apply for night hours. From anywhere from 2-4 AM (or whatever time you choose), you can program the temperature to slightly rise/drop while you sleep. Of course, this can be overridden by manually changing the thermostat to the desired temperature. A programmable thermostat opts to work smarter, not harder.
Ease of Access
Some programmable thermostats can allow you to change the temperature via your mobile device. This can be useful if you’d like to stay in bed, continue working on projects, or if your home’s main thermostat is downstairs. Individuals who struggle to get around can enjoy the benefits with a programmable thermostat’s ease of access. For example, check out this guide from Google’s Nest about how to use their phone app to change your home’s temperature.
Keep Your HVAC System in Running Better
If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, choosing to pair your HVAC system with a new programmable thermostat can optimize your home’s comfort. While choosing to do all of this at one time can be a large investment, the necessity of upgrading your entire system allows you to get the most out of a new unit. Pairing a new thermostat with any kind of HVAC can bring a variety of benefits that can save you money over time.
Questions? Contact Us!
If you have any questions involving programmable thermostat, call Hammock’s AC to speak with one of our seasoned technicians. We can further explain these 4 benefits of a programmable thermostat, help you choose one, and eventually install it if necessary. Our team of experienced technicians can provide you with the information you need to make to purchase a programmable thermostat for your home.