Everyone knows the function of a basic thermostat: it’s the device we use to set our furnace or air conditioner at a specific temperature to regulate our home. However, were you aware that there are more technologically advanced models of thermostats, called programmable thermostats, that are able to do so much more than just set the temperature of your home? Not only do these advanced thermostats have more features than your typical thermostat, but they can actually help save you money on your next utility bill (and future utility bills after that).
A programmable thermostat is a special thermostat that homeowners can use to set what temperature they want their home at at different times of the day. This is a setting that will benefit everyone. Not only does this setting help ensure that you’ll be as comfortable as possible while you’re home, but it also regulates your home temperature when nobody’s home, allowing you to raise or lower the temperature to a more energy efficient setting.
Let us provide an example to you about how a programmable thermostat would work. Let’s say your daily routine consists of you leaving for work around 8 am in the morning and returning home about 5:30 pm in the evening. Your ideal home temperature is 74 degrees in the summer. You can set your programmable thermostat to go up to 80 degrees in your home starting at 8 am (after you leave your home) and schedule it to go back down to 74 degrees starting at 5 pm, so you can come home to a comfortable home without having to pay to keep it 74 degrees all day long! Raising your thermostat 6 to 8 degrees higher for an 8 hour period every day will actually save you quite a bit of money on your summer utility bills!
Nortek Environmental, Inc. proudly installs Honeywell Programmable Thermostats. If you have any questions about obtaining a programmable thermostat in your home, never hesitate to give us a call at (630) 548-1500.