programmable thermostats

Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. 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 evaluate your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? Simply 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. This will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically lowers 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 inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that bumping up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to 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 Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport at 570-244-2510.

 
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