Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Williamsport, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can determine the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to 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. Doing this will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively 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 essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Williamsport on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially altering your bill.
  • You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up rapidly. 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 would like 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 George Home Services in Williamsport at 570-244-2510.