Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, while helping you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Holdrege, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s routine. By doing this, you can plan how to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, 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 work and again when you come home, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

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 help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Holdrege on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up rapidly. 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 would be happy 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 Durable Service in Holdrege at 308-995-8177.