You know it’s coming – and soon. After we got a brief reprieve during the colder months, the notoriously sweltering Texas summers are preparing to take over the state. When they’re here, your thermostat is going to be permanently locked into the “cool” setting. Though this ensures both comfort and health throughout the savage summer, the higher utility bills also ensure a headache. While there are plenty of ways to reduce the bill, only programmable thermostats allow you to maximize usage and comfort on your schedule.
We know what it’s like to endure yet another hot Coastal Bend summer, so we’re giving you a few reasons why a programmable thermostat may be a worthy investment, before it gets too hot! If it’s something you think would be interested in, our technicians can handle every aspect of adding one to your home – from determining the one best suited for your needs to installation and regular maintenance.
One of the benefits you’ll notice right off the bat is one of the big reasons most people get a programmable thermostat in the first place – it allows you to set temperatures for the entire day, or days at a time. When you go to work or school, or any time the house is empty, you can program the temperature to be significantly higher than it would be while everyone’s home. No wasted money spent on cooling a house nobody’s in. You can save roughly 10 percent a year on energy bills by raising your thermostat 8-10 degrees for 8 hours per day, and you can do that just by altering the temperature during work!
When you’re using less energy to heat an unoccupied residence, you are also spending less money. It’s a win-win.
Compensates for Forgetfulness
While being able to set the temperature for a thermostat while you’re away is helpful, it’s no good if you don’t actually remember to set it. This happens more than you’d think to people that make the plunge into programmable thermostats, and luckily, there are ways to work around it. Some models come with options to set vacation patterns if you’re away for an extended period of time, or they have the ability to hold certain temperatures. Others are controllable through WiFi or from smartphone apps, so even if you leave your home, you still have the freedom to change the temperature.
Even More Control
Depending on your home situation, a programmable thermostat can add practical benefits beyond simply saving money. Say you’ve got a multi-level home: a single, uniform temperature isn’t going to have the same blanket effect as a time-focused one will. And if you want to get even more precise, a zoned air-conditioning system allows you to set the temperatures in individual areas of your home.
Programmable thermostats are a smart, efficient way to ensure your heating and cooling system operates at a level that makes sense for your and your home. The professionals at Sigwald Service Co. offer the most reliable service in the Coastal Bend area, and we’d be thrilled to help you pick out the right one for your needs.
Give us a call at 361-729-1584 today and take the first step to regaining control of your energy bill!