Simply changing from a manual thermostat to a programmable one will result in a number of benefits to homeowners, not only to their wallets but also to their home and their comfort.
It is really a quick and easy DIY project to add a programmable thermostat to your heating, air conditioning unit and ventilation. All that’s required is for you to purchase a thermostat, remove the old unit from your wall, making a note of where and how the wires are connected, so that you can connect them in the same way to your new thermostat. Reading the installation guide is important so that you can take advantage of all your new thermostat can offer your system.
Whether you do it yourself or ask for professional help from someone like Kings Heating and Air Conditioning in Lynnwood, programmable thermostats will bring many benefits to your HVAC system.
1. A Consistent Temperature
Their ability to maintain a perfect and consistent temperature throughout your home is a big plus for programmable thermostats. They can run at a constant level, so you don’t need to turn them up to high during a heat wave. In the freezing cold of winter, your heat remains steady according to your programmed temperature schedule.
2. Less Time Spent Adjusting
Another plus is the fact that you don’t need to spend so much time adjusting the programmable thermostat. A manual thermostat takes practice and extra time to set the temperature for different times of the day depending on whether you go out, come home, go to bed at night or wake up in the morning.
Having a programmable thermostat allows you to set a schedule once a season and then forget about it until next season, allowing you to enjoy the comfort without the hassle of the manual thermostat.
3. Increase Your Homes Efficiency
Keeping your home energy efficient allows it to utilize its resources more effectively resulting in less wear and tear to major appliances and systems. It is important that your home doesn’t negatively impact the environment or contribute to energy wastefulness. You can help curb your waste with a programmable thermostat.
4. Saving Money
Cost savings is the biggest benefit of programmable thermostats. The best way to combat rising energy bills is to reduce your energy usage.
You can save up to 2 percent on your utility bill for every degree you raise or lower the temperature in your home, whether it is in the heat of summer or the cold of winter. You can set a schedule according to your family’s routine which keeps the temperature cool or warm while you are home, then reduces the energy usage when you are not home.
5. Your HVAC System Should Be Kept Optimized
Before investing in buying a new HVAC system because yours is older or less efficient, try pairing it with a programmable thermostat to help it do its job. Reducing the workload and helping your appliance work at its best can give it a little more time to finish the season.
Should you need to replace your HVAC unit, keep it in top condition by having a scheduled system for heating and cooling.
6. Taking Advantage of Time
You are able to take advantage of various periods of day, and temperature fluctuations based on the location of the sun and the season, which is just another benefit of programmable thermostats. When the morning or afternoon sun begins to warm up your home during the peak hours of the summer months, you should change your cooling schedule. In the same way, during the colder part of the year, you can reduce your heating power and allow the warmth of the sun to help you deal with the warming duties. During the cold winter months, you ‘re likely to need to improve your HVAC ‘s heating capacity to keep your family warm.
7. Use High Tech Tools
Newer models of programmable thermostats allow you to control them using your laptop, tablet or smartphone, because they now come equipped with many different high-tech tools such as Wi-Fi ability. If your thermostat is connected to your home network it can easily be controlled from virtually anywhere, including the comfort of your couch and even on vacation.
8. Maximize Zoned Heating and Cooling
If you have multiple climate zones within your home, programmable thermostats can help to keep them running smoothly. The energy efficiency of your property will be increased with different zones around your home and you can customize each climate and temperature in each zone throughout your home with programmable controls.
Benefits of Programmable Thermostats
One of the most cost-effective investments for your property is the small amount of money needed for a programmable thermostat which will allow you to maintain a cozy atmosphere throughout your home. If you have any heating or cooling problems or questions, please give Kings Heating and Air Conditioning a call. We would like to help you.