Programmable thermostats can keep your home more comfortable while saving on energy costs. Thermostats can be set to many different types of heating or cooling
needs. Good thermostats can be set to program the heating or cooling needs for each individual day of the week including weekends.
Programming some thermostats
can be complicated but by following the instructions step by step most homeowners can complete the task. By allowing the heating or cooling requirements to be lowered during sleeping hours or time away from home the user can save significantly on utility costs. Even a reduction of just a few degrees can make a difference on your monthly bill.
Another great feature is that the thermostat can be programmed to have your home already warmer or cooler before you get up in the morning or come home from work in the evening. You can also use a bypass that allows you to override the system temporarily if your needs change. Many units also have a reminder that tells you when your furnace filter needs to be changed.
You do not need to purchase the most expensive or complicated programmable thermostat to benefit from cost saving and a more controlled environment. Just make sure that you get one that provides you with the ability to program it to your unique requirements. Also look for one that includes the ability to run the blower without heating or cooling for times that you only want to circulate the air.
Most programmable thermostats are not difficult to install. Your local HVAC contractor
can also install the unit for you and the job does not take long to complete and rarely becomes messy.