Effortless Efficiency – The Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

Effortless Efficiency - The Benefits of Programmable ThermostatsLike most modern innovations in household technology, programmable thermostats are designed to give you more control over your environment. They also take a smaller toll on the environment itself, offering effortless efficiency that requires little intervention on your part and saves you money in the long run.

Flexible programming allows you to set different preferences for different times of the day, days of the week, and even specific holidays. After you synchronize your thermostat’s calendar with your own, you don’t have to keep your home at the same temperature to accommodate your family’s different schedules and preferences. Instead, you can walk out each weekday morning just as you usually do, but the air will only stay warm if it’s a day that your roommate or spouse sleeps in. Conversely, it can cool down a few degrees by the afternoon, when your always-sweating teenagers have the house to themselves for a few hours.

When it comes to climate control, what’s on the inside isn’t the only thing that matters. If you want to be a responsible homeowner, it’s important to understand how your programmable thermostat and external conditions actually affect your heat pump, furnace, air conditioner, and other appliances. Most programmable thermostats include touch screens that display convenient indicators, such as outdoor temperature and humidity levels, which can also help you decide whether it’s a good idea to overtax your home by using big appliances on particularly hot days.

While you might assume the “programmable” part of programmable thermostats were their main selling point, no one actually has to program them to start saving energy and money. If you forget to turn off your dehumidifier, you don’t have to pay to power it throughout your week-long vacation. Your house will even keep cooling itself to match those rising afternoon temperatures, and warming pre-selected rooms to maintain air quality during rainstorms and relentlessly sunny days.

For more information about programmable thermostats or other heating and cooling needs, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been keeping homes comfortable in Peachtree City, Georgia, and throughout the Atlanta area for more than a decade.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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