Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

February 05, 2015

Buying a programmable thermostat gives you a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a number of programs to be set for your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of an assortment of savings if used correctly. Of course the weather in Saint Petersburg can be erratic and the temperature swings can seem outrageous, but there are steps you can take to make sure you experience complete comfort while also saving money month after month.

Enjoying the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t difficult, and one of the easiest ways to make best use of those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is its own, but taking the time to recognize your needs will allow you to program your thermostat correctly and only be heating and cooling your home when you need to.

Sure, you can take the approach of tinkering with it when you leave or get home every day, but why bother 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 improve your comfort and energy savings?

Programming your thermostat for big chunks of time allows it to work more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Setting a schedule for your programmable thermostat will provide you greater efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Sustaining a consistent temperature will also help you combat the urge to continually 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 contain a range of features that might help you reduce your energy consumption and could potentially lower your energy costs.

  • Programmable thermostats usually come with pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these repeatedly help keep your system from running when you’re away from Saint Petersburg for long periods when the temperature of your home doesn’t matter as much.
  • 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 tinkering 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 quicker. 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 cool addition, and when used appropriately, they can ensure maximum comfort is achieved and may potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg a call at 727-369-6195 if you have any questions as to which programmable thermostat would best suit your needs.