Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

Using a programmable thermostat offers you a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a range of programs to be set based on your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of an assortment of savings if used correctly. Of course the weather in Kutztown can be unpredictable and the temperature swings can seem outrageous, but there are steps you can take to ensure you experience maximum comfort while also saving money year after year.

Reaping the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t tough, and one of the easiest ways to maximize those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is unique, but taking the time to know your needs will allow you to program your thermostat correctly and only be heating and cooling your home when you need to.

Sure, you can take the approach of tinkering with it when you leave or get home every day, but why bother with it when you could have it programmed to meet your comfort needs every day? It is a programmable thermostat after all, so why not use it to increase your comfort and energy savings?

Setting your thermostat for large amounts of time allows it to work more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Setting up a schedule for your programmable thermostat will give you better efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Maintaining a consistent temperature will also help you fight the urge to continually walk over to your thermostat and use your “hold” button or make drastic adjustments.

In addition to the basic operation of your programmable thermostat, many have a variety of features that can help you lessen your energy consumption and can potentially lessen your energy costs.

  • Programmable thermostats usually come with pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these repeatedly help keep your system from operating when you’re away from Kutztown for long periods when the temperature of your home doesn’t matter as much.
  • Some programmable thermostats include an option to lock the thermostat, so when kids come home after school before you’re home, you can rest assured that there isn’t any tinkering with the temperature settings.
  • Something else to think about is that making large temperature adjustments does not help your home heat up or cool down any faster. Setting your programmable thermostat for any other temperature than the one you’d like to achieve only leaves you open to forgetting about it and making it too warm, too cold or wasting energy.

Programmable thermostats are a cool addition, and when used properly, they can make certain maximum comfort is achieved and can potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Moyer Total Indoor Comfort in Kutztown a call at 484-646-3363 if you have any questions as to which option would best suit your needs.