Advantages of a Programmable Thermostat
- Keeping Energy Costs Low – Because a programmable thermostat allows you to automate heating and cooling your home, you’re able to eliminate unnecessary energy use when you’re not in the home. Set your thermostat to start regulating the temperature to your desired comfort level before returning. The difference in energy costs is enough to offset the investment cost relatively quickly, making this an upgrade that pays for itself in short order.
- Convenience and Ease of Use – Life isn’t always easy, and anything you can do to simplify things is a bonus. For example, once your programmable thermostat is installed and programmed, you can literally set it and forget it. No more choosing between walking into an uncomfortable house or paying to heat and cool an empty one, no more manual adjustments and tweaking throughout the day to stay comfortable.
- Extending the Life of Your HVAC System – Replacing your HVAC system is an expensive hassle, one every homeowner wants to put off for as long as possible. However, all systems, especially aging ones, can benefit from switching to a programmable thermostat. There is less overall wear and tear when your system runs less while you’re out of the house and isn’t cycling on and off as often.
- Zoning and Alert Capabilities – Pairing a zoning system with a programmable thermostat allows you even more control over how your home is heated and cooled. Seldom-used guest rooms, for example, can be zoned differently than higher traffic areas, so you’re only paying to heat and cool the spaces you’re using. Many thermostats also can facilitate system alerts, reminding you to do vital but easily forgotten tasks like changing filters or service requirements.
- Remote Programming – Last minute change of plans? Opting for a smart thermostat means you can adjust the temperature in your home from anywhere, ensuring a comfortable space exactly when you need it.
Ready to see if a programmable smart thermostat is the right choice for your home? AMI Air can help!