A programmable thermostat is a high-tech upgrade to your home’s temperature control system. It lets you create presets for specific areas of the house, automatically changing the temperature according to your preferences. For example, if you like the home nice and toasty in the morning and cooler in the afternoon, programmable thermostats can take care of everything. Is this cutting-edge gadget right for your family? Here are eight benefits to help you decide.
Save Money on Your Energy Bill
One of the biggest reasons to switch to a programmable thermostat is that it saves you a lot of money every month. Let’s face it — heating and cooling 24/7 isn’t cheap. With traditional systems, if you want your home to stay cool while you’re at work, you don’t have a choice except to leave the AC running for eight hours straight. Thanks to modern technology, now your HVAC system can save energy by only heating and cooling when you need it.
For example, you may like to turn up the heat to help you fall asleep in the winter. Once you’re toasty, however, there’s no reason to keep heating going full throttle. With an automatic thermostat, your heating system can gradually dial back to a comfortable temperature during the night. A difference of 10 or 15 degrees multiplied by six hours a night equals significant energy savings at the end of the month. The best part is that you don’t have to get out of bed or put on your pajamas to turn down the thermostat since everything happens automatically.
Enjoy Maximum Comfort All Day Long
As the sun makes its way across the sky, it can have a huge impact on temperatures inside the home. Old thermostats can make you play a guessing game when it comes to the right temperature. In Phoenix, that can mean you have to make constant thermostat adjustments during the day.
Imagine how refreshing it would be to have a computer take care of these adjustments for you. That’s exactly what a programmable thermostat does. Create a precise schedule for heating and cooling adjustments all day long. You decide on comfy temperatures for early morning, late morning, noon, afternoon, evening, and night. The thermostat follows these settings automatically, and you don’t need to touch a thing.
Customize Specific Cooling Zones
A huge benefit of going digital is the ability to set personalized heating and cooling zones throughout the home. Business owners can also do this in their warehouses and offices. Put simply, each one of your programmable thermostats can control the climate in a single area independently. Let’s say you want to keep your office space at 75 degrees so your customers feel comfortable. At the same time, you can set your warehouse to a cooler temperature, saving lots of money in the process.
Homeowners can do the same in parts of the house that don’t get used very often. Why should your basement always have the same temperature as your bedroom? With an automatic thermostat, you can set the basement to one temperature and your bedroom to another. These adjustments can get very specific, such as lowering the AC in your home office for a few hours while you eat supper in the dining room or living room.
Set It and Forget It
The beauty of automatic temperature settings is that you can enjoy wonderful comfort without giving it a second thought. Just live your life without constantly interrupting your activities to adjust the thermostat. Whether you’re waking up, making lunch, taking care of projects around the house, helping your kids with their homework, or getting ready for a hot bath and some well-deserved relaxation, you never have to worry for a second about the thermostat.
It the winter, this means you can say goodbye to ice-cold tile floors in the morning. Instead, get ready for work and grab breakfast in a house that feels just right. Whether you like to keep your house fresh, cool, or cold during summer heatwaves, a simple push of a button lets you activate your presets to match.
Maximize the Heating and Cooling Efficiency of Your HVAC System
HVAC systems with variable compressors are flexible when it comes to temperature changes. They turn on only when needed, which saves electricity. It goes without saying that this is good for your wallet, but it’s also good for the environment. If you want to go green all the way, a programmable thermostat is a great way to do it. Some energy companies provide rebates, discounts, or other types of perks for people with energy-efficient home systems installed. It’s worth investigating what kind of incentives are available locally. After all, what could be better than being environmentally friendly and getting paid for it?
High-tech thermostats can improve the energy savings of older HVAC systems, but for maximum heating and cooling efficiency, you may want to upgrade to a newer HVAC model. If you’re not sure how large a system or how many BTUs you need, we’re always happy to visit your home and make personalized recommendations.
Create Temperature Settings by the Day, Week or Month
Automatic thermostats let you do more than just change heating and cooling in the morning and evening. Many models have long-term temperature settings, as well. This is useful for several reasons. For example, you may get up early for work from Monday to Friday, but on the weekend you have a chance to sleep in later. Designing custom settings for Saturday and Sunday isn’t a problem, and you don’t have to change a thing on your thermostat since everything happens automatically.
Weekly, monthly, and seasonal settings are awesome for people who love to travel. If you have a winter home or a lakeside bungalow for refreshing getaways, you can save a lot of money by setting temperatures lower when you’re not there. You can also take a winter vacation in a tropical location without worrying about pipes freezing or paying a fortune on heating
Come Home to a Cozy House
One of the best perks of programmable thermostats is coming home from work to a house or apartment that’s the perfect temperature. You don’t have to waste energy to enjoy this level of comfort. While you’re away at work, cooling can be completely turned off or running on low settings. About 30 minutes before you arrive, the HVAC system kicks in and gets everything ready for your arrival. When you walk in the door, it feels like your air conditioner has been running all day long, but in reality, it just turned on.
If you have never liked the style of older thermostats with their tiny dials and hard-to-read features, you’ll be thrilled to know that many programmable thermostats have sleek touchscreens with attractive interfaces. The temperature often appears in large digital numbers, and there are buttons that let you make changes quickly.
Creating automatic temperature programs is easy, similar to setting a wake-up alarm on your smartphone. Many of these modern thermostats also give you additional information about your home. For example, some models tell you the interior and exterior humidity levels.
The Difference Between a Programmable Thermostat and a Smart Thermostat
Some thermostats take modern technology even further. These smart devices use a combination of sensors and Wi-Fi to offer extreme control and automation capabilities to home temperature. Here are a few features of smart thermostats:
- Wi-Fi connections for checking local temps via the internet
- Apps that let you change temperatures using your smartphone
- Interior sensors for detecting and reducing humidity levels in the home
- Exterior sensors that adapt heating and cooling to the weather
- Internet accessibility that lets you change the home climate on vacation
Many models look at weather predictions online or measure heat and humidity outside your home to automatically adapt interior temperatures. These thermostats provide virtually touch-free comfort and increased energy-efficiency on a minute by minute level. Of course, they also have a higher price tag compared to programmable thermostats. We can install the model that makes you happiest, and we offer financing options, so all you need to do is let us know.
Easy Thermostat Installation
Can your home accommodate a high-tech thermostat? The answer is almost always yes. Generally speaking, anywhere you have older thermostats, you can upgrade to programmable models with minimal difficulty. Adding zone-specific temperature controls or extra thermostats in areas of the house that don’t have them requires some additional work, but it’s nothing a professional can’t handle. Our team makes quick work of even complex projects, and we sit down with you first to understand exactly what you’re looking for.
Programmable thermostats can connect with centralized HVAC systems and many other types of heating and cooling units. You can even use a heat pump programmable thermostat if your home or business relies on floor heating.
Enjoy Effortless Heating and Cooling Year Round
Programmable thermostats make life easier. They make your home a place that’s always welcoming and relaxing. Every room can feel comfortable 24/7, 365 days a year for you, your guests, and your family. Best of all, you don’t have to lift a finger. At Day & Night Air, we have extensive experience with HVAC systems, programmable thermostats, and smart devices. All you need to do is give us a call, and we can help you design a customized plan for your home. To schedule a free one-on-one appointment, contact us right away.