Perhaps you feel like the heating and cooling systems in your home are working just fine. When you’re home, you’re able to achieve a temperature that’s comfortable, so why go and change things?
The fact is, that by choosing the simple installation of a programmable thermostat, you and your home will be receiving multiple benefits, including savings on energy bills that will soon add up to not only pay for the cost of the new thermostat, but will save you money for years to come. But saving money, though for many the most important advantage of a programmable thermostat, is just one of many benefits. Here are a few more.
- Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Home: More and more homeowners are prioritizing making their home more energy efficient. In addition to saving you money, it is good for the environment. It also puts less strain on your heating and cooling systems, you’ll be able to get more life out of an older HVAC system, and keep a newer one running at full capacity for longer.
- Implement Precise Heating and Cooling Times and Zones in Your House: A programmable thermostat allows you to be sure that your home is at the right temperature from the moment you walk in the door, but while no one is home, the system isn’t wasting energy (and money) heating and cooling an empty home. Today’s thermostats can be programmed to set specific parts of your home to the correct temperature, so that whether some parts of the house are used less often, or there’s a desire to keep it a warmer or cooler temperature than the rest of the home, this can easily be achieved.
- With the High Tech Abilities of Today’s Programmable Thermostats, So Much is Possible: Today many models of thermostats allow for integration with Wi-Fi or blue tooth, allowing you to adjust the temperature from your phone, without even having to stand up, or monitor your home energy usage while you’re on vacation.
These are just a few of the benefits of installing a programmable thermostat, but as energy costs around the world go up, the annual savings are always a big draw. Every degree less that you are heating or cooling your home cuts 2% from your bill. On average a programmable thermostat will save you $150 every year.