Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

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A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort simple, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the ever-changing weather in Lexington, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can determine the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a reasonably constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house.

A programmable thermostat operates with the same essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Lexington on vacation or only away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting your bill.
  • You should also know that bumping up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy.

When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and would be happy to save a little money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Kelley Mechanical in Lexington at 859-209-3003.

 
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