Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015Buying a programmable thermostat affords a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a range of programs to be set for your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of a variety of savings if used properly. Of course the weather in Utica can be erratic and the temperature swings can seem ridiculous, but there are steps you can take to make sure you experience maximum comfort while also saving money every month. Reaping the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t difficult, and one of the easiest ways to make the most of those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is different, but taking the time to know your needs will allow you to program your thermostat accurately and only be heating and cooling your home when it needs it. Sure, you can take the approach of fiddling with it when you leave or get home every day, but why worry with it when you could have it set 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 huge amounts of time allows it to work more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Programming a schedule for your programmable thermostat will give you increased efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Keeping a consistent temperature will also help you combat the urge to continuously 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 host a range of features that may help you lower your energy consumption and could potentially lessen your energy costs. Programmable thermostats usually contain pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these repeatedly help keep your system from running when you’re away from Utica for long periods when the temperature of your home isn’t important. 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 playing with the temperature settings. Something else to consider 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 great addition, and when used correctly, they can ensure maximum comfort is achieved and can potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Utica a call at 586-731-0950 if you have any questions as to which choice would best suit your needs.