Programmable thermostats have come a long way in the last few years. They can help you save money and electricity while keeping your home at the right temperature all year long, especially during the temperature changes in Birmingham.
Save Money and Energy
The main reason to have a programmable thermostat is to save yourself money and energy. When you program your thermostat, you set it to have the house at a higher temperature when no one is home, so it isn’t running all day. Program the AC to kick on just before you arrive home from work for optimum savings.
A programmable thermostat keeps your home at a comfortable temperature all day long. Program the thermostat to cool specific rooms when you know you will be in them, so you can relax and not have to worry about constantly adjusting the temperature.
One of the most convenient features of a smart programmable thermostat is that it can connect to the internet so you can control it from any mobile device. If you are going to be gone longer than expected, you can connect to your thermostat and tell it not to turn on to save you money. On the other hand, if you are coming home early, you can tell it to have the house at the perfect temperature for when you arrive.
Some of the more advanced thermostats can sync up with your HVAC unit and send you alerts on the display of the thermostat when service is needed. The thermostat can also tell you how efficiently it is running and how much it costs per hour of use.
If you purchase a programmable thermostat, you will definitely notice the amount of money you will be saving on your electricity bill. If you need help setting up your new thermostat or making sure your AC unit is functioning correctly give Total Comfort Heating & Air a call at (205) 386-2056.
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