In recent years, programmable thermostats have become the newest standard in homes around the country. Many have found that making the simple switch from a manual thermostat to a programmable thermostat can help their wallet and home comfort. Read on to learn more of the great benefits of a programmable thermostat.
The best part of a programmable thermostat is the cost savings. The thermostat allows the user to adjust the temperature to the exact degree, which helps manage energy consumption. So, for every degree raised or lowered, there is a potential of up to 2% savings on the utility bill. Also, the A/C or heater does not need to be running while the house is empty.
The programmable thermostat has the feature to create a schedule that works best for the users. When they are home, it keeps the temperature warm or cold, but when out of the house it will ease up on energy consumption by adjusting the temperature appropriately.
Simplicity & Compatibility
Upgrading to a new thermostat does not mean a crew needs to be hired to install it. Most thermostats can be installed by someone with no prior experience. Manufactures like Nest, have “How to” youtube videos demonstrating how to install their thermostat step by step. As well, they are very universal. They can be programmed with almost any older or new HVAC systems.
No matter if it’s a multi-level home, apartment, or a commercial building, a programmable thermostat can function in different environments. For example, a business owner can install a 5+2 thermostat. It allows them to program the weekdays and weekends separately. As for a home, a 7-day thermostat would be best due to a different schedule every day of the week.
Like anything else with “smart” in its name, this type of thermostat is capable of WiFi connectivity. It allows the user to control their HVAC system from any device connected to the internet and from virtually anywhere.
Plus, the thermostat’s app or website unlocks a whole world of data. It can give live feedback, recommendations of how to lower energy consumption, and the ability to learn your habits to suit your temperature needs. However, they are not cheap, but with the money that’s saved each month the smart thermostat can pay itself off.