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 routine, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the unpredictable weather in Lake Forest, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to get started with your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s schedule. After doing this, you can decide the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was made to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake.

In order to help your system operate more efficiently, 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 basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to minimize your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Lake Forest on vacation or just away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And often they 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 some 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest at 949-204-0859 or set up an appointment online.

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