If you often find yourself checking your manual thermostat to adjust the indoor temperature and create a comfortable home environment, switching to a programmable model might be perfect for your needs. Apart from boosting your comfort by offering total temperature control and numerous handy features, a programmable thermostat also helps you save on heating expenses during winter. Here are the top reasons why you should exchange that manual thermostat for a programmable one:
- Enhanced temperature control – In contrast to regular thermostats that require you to manually set the temperature every time you want to make an adjustment, programmable thermostats allow you to preset different temperatures at different times of the day. Some thermostats have features for weekdays and weekend, while others have unique settings for every day of the week.
- Comfort at lower costs – A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature on the lower end while you’re at work or on vacation, reducing your heating expenses. You can set the system to return to the normal temperature setting approximately one hour before you arrive, so you’ll enjoy the same level of comfort.
- Smart features – Some programmable thermostats offer control over the level of humidity, which can also be adjusted in specific areas or the entire home. Newer thermostats can also check your indoor air quality and provide periodic maintenance reminders.
Although your programmable thermostat is implementing the preset functions, this doesn’t mean you need to change the preset programs if you need to make some minor adjustment. Most thermostats have an override function designed for minor, temporary adjustments.
If you’ve decided to exchange that manual thermostat for a programmable one and you need help choosing the best one, contact us today at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We’ve been successfully serving the Grand Traverse County area since 1980.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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