How a Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Save Money This Winter

How a Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Save Money This Winter

Studies show that 40 percent or more of a residence’s monthly utilities goes toward heating and cooling costs alone. Extreme temperatures during the summer and winter months increase the workload for your HVAC system, which makes it operate more often and for longer periods. With the temperatures dropping every day, you can lower these costs and save money this winter without sacrificing your comfort. How? By installing a programmable thermostat.

How Programmable Thermostats Work

By lowering the temperature when you are away at work, running errands, on vacation, or even asleep, your HVAC system will use less energy. A programmable thermostat enables you to automatically select the time when the heating system cycles on and off based on your lifestyle. There is no need to manually readjust the thermostat at bedtime, when you leave, or return home. Depending upon the type of thermostat, you can program for each day of the week or program for weekdays and weekends specifically. Adjust the settings according to your family’s lifestyle and you’ll notice significant savings on your next energy bill. 

Selecting the Right Programmable Thermostat

Before purchasing just any programmable thermostat, it’s important to contact a reliable HVAC company. It is essential to identify whether your house uses a heat pump, a separate furnace, baseboard heat or another form of heating and cooling. Each type of system requires a different model of programmable thermostat. In addition to not producing the desired energy savings, selecting the wrong thermostat may damage your HVAC equipment. In need of help? One of our technicians can inspect your unit and properly install the correct type of thermostat for your equipment.

Stay Warm This Winter With the Professionals at Quick Servant

Investing in a programmable thermostat is an easy way to save money on heating costs this winter. When you’re ready to have your programmable thermostat installed, now is also an ideal time to have your heating system inspected by a professional. It is better to identify and fix a small issue before it becomes a big repair expense or causes your heating equipment to fail on a cold night. A unit working at optimum efficiency also uses less energy and helps save money. Whether you need a new thermostat, heating system service or an emergency repair, Quick Servant is there for all of your heating and cooling needs. To learn more, give us a call or schedule an appointment online.