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Why is it a Smart Idea to Install a Programmable Thermostat in Your Home?

Published: May 1, 2013
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Programmable ThermostatThere are all kinds of upgrades you can make to your HVAC system that make your home more comfortable, healthy and efficient. One of the most popular (and inexpensive) of those upgrades is to install a programmable thermostat. So, what are programmable thermostats and how can you benefit from installing one in your home?

What is a programmable thermostat?

A programmable thermostat is a thermostat that stores temperature settings for specific times of day and days of the week. During those time periods, the thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature in your home according to your saved settings without you having to even think about it.

For most homeowners, programmable thermostats are used to program different temperature settings during the times of day when their families are at home, at school/work or sleeping.

What are the benefits of installing a programmable thermostat?

  • Adjust your thermostat settings automatically. After you initially save the temperature settings in a programmable thermostat, your home’s temperatures will change automatically throughout the day. That means you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to change your home’s temperatures.
  • Have your temperature settings ready when you want them. Would you like your home to be at a specific temperature right when you wake up or get home from work? With a programmable thermostat, you can time your settings just right so those temperatures will be ready for you instead of waiting for your HVAC system to catch up.
  • Conserve energy. There’s no sense in spending extra money on heating or cooling your home when nobody is there. In addition, we don’t need our furnaces or air conditioners as much during the hours that we’re sleeping. A programmable thermostat will automatically adjust your thermostat settings during those hours of the day so that you can conserve energy and cut back on your utility bills.
  • Extend the life of your HVAC system. By easing the load on your HVAC system when your family is away from home or sleeping, you put less stress on your furnace and air conditioner. This can really pay off over time because it extends the life of your equipment.

If you have any questions about a programmable thermostat, or if you’d like your heating or cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Tiger today!

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