For as long as we’ve lived indoors, we’ve looked for ways to keep our homes warm or cool, depending on the season.
There was a time where that just meant building a fire or opening some windows. We’ve come a long way since those days: central heating, central air, and now, programmable thermostats.
This HVAC feature has quickly become the standard in new homes, and making the switch in older homes is simpler than you might imagine. If you’re not sure if a programmable AC thermostat is right for your home, consider these benefits:
1. You’ll save money
This is probably the biggest benefit you’ll get from having a programmable thermostat installed. You won’t need to have your heat or air conditioning running while you and your family aren’t at home.
Program it according to your family’s routine: you’ll keep your house warm or cool when you’re there, but cut back on energy usage when you’re not home.
Whether you want to adjust for when you’re asleep, or for weekends where you might be away, using a programmable AC thermostat can save you as much as 10 percent on your utility bills.
2. You’ll be more comfortable
This type of thermostat lets you maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home. Instead of having to blast air conditioning during a heat wave or turning your home into a sauna during the winter, you can maintain a steady, comfortable temperature year-round.
3. You’ll save time
If you have a manual thermostat, you probably know the routine: going to the wall unit to adjust the temperature when you leave for work, and then readjusting them you get back home, and again when you go to bed, and when you wake up.
With a easy-to-read, easy-to-program thermostat, you won’t spend as much time adjusting the temperature in your home. Just set the schedule once per season, and forget about it.
4. You’ll have a more efficient HVAC system
You’ve probably spent some time wondering about the energy efficiency of your home. And that’s important: the more efficient your home, the less wear and tear on your HVAC system. No one likes to think about wasting energy or about their home having a negative environmental impact. A programmable thermostat can help you avoid waste.
And if you have an older HVAC system, easy-to-program thermostat controls can reduce its workload and help it function better, allowing you to get more use out of your system.
5. You can take advantage of changing seasons
Having a programmable thermostat allows you to heat or cool your home with the help of the weather outside. When the sun begins to heat your home in the summer months, you can adjust the cooling schedule accordingly. And when temperatures start to drop, you can let the warmth of the sun assist in keeping your home comfortable.
6. You’ll increase the resale value of your home
All of these points lead up to this last one: by installing an efficient, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective programmable thermostat in your home, you’ll make your property more valuable.
Would you like to learn more about adding this heating and cooling feature to your home? All Seasons Comfort Control can help.
Contact us today to learn how devices like the Honeywell wireless thermostat can help make your home more valuable, and – more importantly – more comfortable for you and your family.