The nights can get very chilly in the Nevada and Arizona desert. But during the daytime, temperatures can soar. Because of the extremes on either end of the spectrum, our utility bills can also skyrocket.
That’s the best reason to install a programmable thermostat.
This article talks about how to use a programmable thermostat to regulate your home’s internal temperatures and some of the reasons why you should consider switching to these smart machines.
What Can a Programmable Thermostat Do for Your Home?
Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature in your home to fit your lifestyle. These little units have computers that let you “set it and forget it.” You can program the units to turn up the air conditioning during the day when you’re not at home or turn up the heat when the night gets its coldest.
Letting the machine regulate the temperature to fit when you’re in the home makes sense; you will start to see savings in your heating and cooling bills as a result. The U.S. Department of Energy suggests that turning down your thermostat regularly by between 7 and 10 degrees in eight-hour increments can save you up to 10% on your energy bills annually.
Why Should You Install A Programmable Thermostat
The biggest reason most homeowners install a programmable thermostat is the savings it allows. In the long run, it will save you a good deal of money on your energy consumption. But it will also prevent the up and down adjustments your family may make to the thermostat that runs up your bills every month.
Some of the newest models adjust to your schedule and habits virtually on their own. You can adjust them remotely with your cell phone or laptop. For example, if you forget to adjust the thermostat when you leave for vacation, no problem; you can dial in and make the change.
Many homeowners make the switch to a programmable thermostat as part of a focus on “being green.” Indeed, a programmable thermostat can help save energy and the longer you use it, the better and more efficient your home’s heating and cooling environment will become.
The benefit of being able to control these units from afar will soon become apparent. For example, if plans change and no one will be home, you can override the thermostats programmed settings and leave your air conditioner higher or your heat lower, to save even more money. Or, if the forecast switches and we have a very cool day, you can make a change to what the thermostat was programmed to do.
Businesses Can Also Make the Switch
Businesses can reap the same benefits as homeowners, possibly saving even more on their annual energy costs, especially if they have a Monday through Friday work environment.
Whether it’s a residential or a commercial application, switching to a programmable thermostat is a relatively low-cost investment that will pay for itself. Contact Ambient Edge for a quote and discussion on the installation of a programmable thermostat today.