Residential,Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Five Benefits From a Programmable Thermostat – Part 1

Home programmable thermostats are becoming increasingly commonplace throughout the country. Making the transition from a traditional manual thermostat to a modern home programmable type will provide five important benefits that make the investment worthwhile as discussed below. Work with an experienced licensed electrician on all your home electrical projects for safety and the best results.   

1) Advantages From Timing

A home’s heating and cooling needs may vary daily, depending on the time of day and year. A programmable thermostat lets a homeowner program indoor temperatures and their duration as determined by the sun’s position and season. For example, an air conditioner can be activated when summer sunlight begins heating up a home around mid-morning. It can then be programmed to go to a lower cooling setting around sunset. Similarly, heating can be decreased when the sunlight begins warming a home on winter mornings. The HVAC system can then provide more heat after the sun sets.

2) Lower Utility Bills

Homeowners can decrease energy consumption and save money by installing a programmable thermostat. It is a handy tool that gives you much better control over temperatures around the home. For every degree that you raise your thermostat in summer or lower it in winter you’ll save up to 2% on your utility bill. For example, you can program your air conditioner or heating system to shut off around the time you leave for work and turn on when you return.

3) Improve Energy Efficiency

Improving energy efficiency is one of the main objectives of homeowners who want to reduce their impact on the environment by minimizing wasteful uses of electricity and heating fuel. As discussed above, a programmable thermostat allows you much greater control over the heating and cooling functions of a home because you can factor in the time of day and year, as well as areas of a home. Using a programmable thermostat is one thing you can do to help curb your waste.

Part 2 will discuss Tech for Climate Control and Zones for Heating & Cooling.

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