There are many benefits of using a programmable thermostat in your home. One of the most desirable advantages of using a programmable thermostat is the ability to control the energy consumption needed to heat or cool your home. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 42% of your home energy costs go to heating and cooling. A lot of these costs come from heating and cooling empty (or unused) spaces, including heating and cooling while people are asleep. In plain English: People spend a lot to heat and cool their homes, and they’re not always good about turning things off when they’re not needed.
A programmable thermostat allows you to program different temperature settings for different times of the day, giving you complete control, whether you’re at the house or not. For instance, during the winter, you can set the programmable thermostat to lower the temperature while you’re gone during the day and automatically raise it again just before you arrive home—and it can be set to do this any time of the day, including overnight, on extended trips, and more!
Programmable thermostats are surprisingly easy to use, as most are equipped with user-friendly digital displays and run on battery power. Some models are also internet and Wi-Fi compatible, so homeowners can change the settings from their computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Some of the advantages of a programmable thermostat include:
Increased energy efficiency – Since you’ll be in control of the temperature in your home at all times, one of the greatest benefits of a programmable thermostat is the improved energy efficiency. You won’t have to waste energy heating and cooling your home during the day when no one is home to enjoy it.
Lower energy bills – Another one of the most popular benefits of a programmable thermostat is that the improved energy efficiency can lead to lower energy bills for you. You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting
Longer lifespan for HVAC equipment – Since your heating and cooling equipment won’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home, it can lead to a longer lifespan for your HVAC equipment.
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