How a Programmable Thermostat Can Lower Your Energy Bills
If you’ve held out on replacing your manual thermostat for financial reasons, it’s time to reconsider. A programmable thermostat requires a small investment up front but can lower your energy bills in the long run. Here are three ways you can save by installing a programmable thermostat in your Las Vegas-area home.
Only Cool Your Home When Necessary
One of the best features of a programmable thermostat is that it doesn’t require constant attention or adjustments. If your family keeps a relatively consistent work and school schedule during the week, program the thermostat to let temperatures rise slightly while you’re sleeping and away during the day. Set it to start cooling your home about 30 minutes before you typically return.
Program different temperature settings for days when you sleep in, plan activities away from home, or host friends for dinner. When your schedule changes, you can easily adjust the thermostat so you never waste energy or utility costs.
Override Settings During Vacation
If you’re planning any late summer vacations or fall getaways, there’s no need to completely reprogram your thermostat. Simply override the settings. You don’t need to keep your house cool while you’re away, but keep your A/C system functioning at a lower level to avoid climate issues or overheated appliances. Set your thermostat to resume normal operations right before you arrive back in town, and your normal temperature programming will pick up where you left off. By saving energy while you’re away, you can also enjoy lower utility bills.
Plan Ahead for Changing Seasons
You might not be thinking about preparing for cooler fall temperatures yet, but consider adjusting a few settings now so you don’t have to think about it later. A programmable thermostat helps your home transition smoothly into a new season. Many advanced models change between heating and cooling, so you won’t waste money on cooling when the temperatures drop.
Are you ready to lower your energy bills with a programmable thermostat such as the iComfort Touchscreen or LZP Zoning System? Contact Ambient Edge to find the right model for you: 702-479-7464.
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