Do you still have a manual thermostat for your air conditioning system? If so, you could be losing comfort and money. Sure, a manual thermostat gets the job done by allowing you to set your air conditioner at the desired temperature, but what if there was an easier, more effective way to reach optimal home comfort levels? That’s where a programmable thermostat comes in.
Not only can a programmable thermostat keep your home comfortable, but it can do so without putting a dent in your wallet. Learn more about programmable thermostats and how investing in one can help you save money below.
How Does a Programmable Thermostat Work?
Programmable thermostats are just that—programmable. These nifty devices are similar to manual thermostats, just with more bells and whistles. When used correctly, programmable thermostats can be a game changer when it comes to your electricity bills.
So just how do these devices work? It’s simple. With a manual thermostat, the user switches on the device and sets the air conditioner to the desired temperature. Programmable thermostats on the other hand allow the user to achieve the desired temperature throughout the day without even pressing a button. Because you can predetermine when your air conditioner will turn on and off, you can make the most out of your AC while you’re home and save energy while you’re out.
The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
– You’ll save energy. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat is an easy way to lower your energy usage since you can program the device to use less energy while you’re away. Less energy equal less money spent on your energy bill. That’s a win-win!
– You’ll help protect the environment. The Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling makes up roughly 48 percent of the average household’s electricity bill. Unfortunately, a large percentage of this energy goes to waste when we’re not home utilizing our air conditioners. A programmable thermostat helps you make the most of the energy needed to power your AC and is easier on the planet, too.
– You won’t have to remember to set the thermostat. Between friends, family and work, you’re busy enough. A programmable thermostat is designed to turn on and off at a predetermined time, so you’ll never forget to alter the temperature.
– You’ll still get the comfort you love. Turning off your manual thermostat while you’re not at home will help you save money, but you’ll also have to deal with a cold or hot house when you come back. A programmable thermostat can be programmed to turn off during the day, but kick back on a little while before you get home. This way you’ll get the energy savings you want without sacrificing comfort.
Learn More About Programmable Thermostats at Air Tech of Central Florida
Still want to learn more about programmable thermostats? We can help. At Air Tech of Central Florida, we’re committed to keeping your home comfortable, as conveniently and economically as possible. If you’d like to learn more about programmable thermostats or have another inquiry, contact us today at (407) 848-1123, or schedule an appointment online.