Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

Buying a programmable thermostat gives you a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a range of programs to be set centered around your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of a range of savings if used appropriately. Of course the weather in Buellton can be erratic and the temperature swings can seem outrageous, but there are steps you can take to make certain you experience complete comfort while also saving money month after month.

Appreciating the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t tough, and one of the easiest ways to make best use of those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is unique, but taking the time to know your needs will allow you to program your thermostat precisely and only be heating and cooling your home when it’s needed.

Of course you can take the approach of toying with it when you leave or get home every day, but why bother with it when you could have it set to meet your comfort needs every day? It is a programmable thermostat after all, so why not use it to improve your comfort and energy savings?

Setting your thermostat for big pieces of time allows it to operate more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Setting a schedule for your programmable thermostat will provide you greater efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Maintaining a consistent temperature will also help you combat the urge to continually walk over to your thermostat and use your “hold” button or make drastic adjustments.

In addition to the basic operation of your programmable thermostat, many contain a range of features that might help you reduce your energy consumption and could potentially lower your energy costs.

  • Programmable thermostats usually contain pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these repeatedly help keep your system from working when you’re away from Buellton for long periods when the temperature of your home is not as important.
  • Some programmable thermostats include an option to lock the thermostat, so when kids come home after school before you’re home, you can rest assured that there isn’t any playing with the temperature settings.
  • Something else to think about is that making large temperature adjustments does not help your home heat up or cool down any faster. Setting your programmable thermostat for any other temperature than the one you’d like to achieve only leaves you open to forgetting about it and making it too warm, too cold or wasting energy.

Programmable thermostats are a great addition, and when used properly, they can ensure maximum comfort is achieved and may potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton a call at 805-242-9638 if you have any questions as to which option would best suit your needs.