You work hard to keep the utility bills low in your San Marcos, TX, home. Items such as ceiling fans and window blinds will help with your heating and cooling bills. But if you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you’re leaving money on the table. Let’s look at ways a programmable thermostat will increase your home’s comfort while saving you money.
Peace of Mind While You’re Away
If you’re routinely gone for long parts of the day for work or other reasons, you can set up schedules to adjust the temperature up or down while you’re out. You can also set them up to bring the temperature back to the desired setting upon your return. With a standard thermostat, you have to remember to change the setting before you leave so you’ll return to a home that’s the optimal temperature. This adds comfort to your return home.
Enhanced Home Comfort
Even if you aren’t typically gone to a 9-to-5 job during the day, a programmable thermostat may still be the right call for you. Programmable thermostats give you the ability to keep areas cooler during times of activity. You may also consider setting the thermostat cooler during sleeping times to aid in better sleep.
Energy and Cost Savings
Setting the thermostat to provide less heating or cooling while you’re away from home won’t only keep you more comfortable on returning to your home. It’ll also help you save on your utility bills. Thermostats have evolved recently, and many like the Nest thermostat can connect to your Wi-Fi network, allowing for greater flexibility in increasing comfort and reducing energy costs.
Thermostat replacement isn’t something to do on your own. If you’re considering making the switch to a programmable thermostat, you want a pro on the job. Schedule an appointment with Woods Comfort Systems for an HVAC service visit to discuss thermostat options
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