Programmable thermostats have become more and more common in recent years. Ohio homeowners are discovering how the easy switch from a manual to a programmable thermostat can benefit their comfort level as well as their wallet. Anyone can install a programmable thermostat. You simply remove your old unit from the wall, noting where and how the wires are connected. Then, you connect the wires to your new thermostat. It’s important to read over your new thermostat’s installation and setup guide in order to take advantage of all that it can offer your system. Here are some of the top benefits of programmable thermostats from the heating and air experts at Allied Services, Inc.
1. Cost Savings
The biggest benefit to installing a programmable thermostat is the cost savings you will experience on your heating and cooling bills. You don’t have to keep your air conditioning or heat on high while you’re away from home. You can create a schedule that follows your family’s routine, and keeps the temperature cool or warm while you’re there, but eases up on the energy usage when you’re not at home. You can also adjust the temperature to the degree that you are comfortable with at any given time. For every degree you raise or lower the temperature in your home during the heat of the summer or the cold of winter, you can save up to 2 percent on your utility bill.
2. Temperatures Remain Consistent
Another big plus of programmable thermostats is their ability to help you maintain the perfect, consistent temperature throughout your home. Instead of cranking the air conditioner on high during the height of a heat wave, programmable thermostats can run at a constant level. During the freezing cold of the winter, your heat can stay steady as it follows your programmed temperature schedule.
3. Optimize Your HVAC System
If your HVAC system is older or not as efficient as the newer systems, you may want to try pairing it with a programmable thermostat to help it do its job, before you invest in buying a new system. When you reduce the workload and help your appliance work at its best, it may give it a little more time to get you through the season. If you do need to replace your HVAC unit, you can help keep your new purchase in top condition with a scheduled system of heating and cooling.
For more information on how to save money and optimize your HVAC unit, contact Allied Services today at (937) 269-5059. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality needs in Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas.