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Should I Invest in a Programmable Thermostat?

With warmer weather already upon us, most Texas residents may have already begun to use their air conditioners, which will remain running throughout this very hot and humid season. When an air conditioner gets used as much as it does here, it’s important for homeowners to find methods of which to save money. One way to do so is by investing in a programmable thermostat. This enables you to maintain stable temperatures throughout your home without requiring your AC to run all day long.

What Does a Programmable Thermostat Do?

Also referred to as a smart thermostat, a programmable thermostat lets you set the temperature of your home and have the thermostat change that thermostat based on what time of the day it is. This type of thermostat allows you to control the climate of your home remotely, and most programmable models can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions, such as humidity.

How Do I Manage the Settings?

ENERGY STAR offers recommendations for the settings and adjustments you may want to use with your programmable thermostat. For example, they recommend that when your home is occupied and occupants are awake that you stay around 78 degrees for cooling and 70 for heating. However, at night occupants don’t need as much of a temperature fluctuation, so you may want to set your programmable thermostat up 4 degrees for cooling or down 8 degrees for heating.

By investing in a programmable thermostat and following these recommendations, you could see a significant reduction in your energy usage, and therefore your monthly bills. Getting a smart thermostat and using it correctly is a great economical decision for you as a homeowner, no matter what type of HVAC system you have.

For thermostat services in Boerne, TX and surrounding areas, contact Riteway Service Company today.

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