Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

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A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your routine, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in Brandon, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to get started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s routine. After doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

Some people just take the time to adjust their thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is a great bonus.

You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This practice will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house.

A programmable thermostat operates with the same basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Brandon on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially altering your bill.
  • You should also know that bumping up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And often they forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy.

When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and are looking to save some money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. in Brandon at 204-728-0180.

 
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