More and more homeowners are installing programmable thermostats for their AC units. While the initial cost may be more than you want to pay, there are many long term benefits of having a programmable thermostat in your home.
Saving on Cost
Cost efficiency is the number one reason more homeowners install programmable thermostats. Being able to regulate the temperature of your home at different times of the day can really save on your energy costs. You can save up to two percent off of your bill for every degree you adjust your thermostat up. When you are out of the home for work or on a trip, being able to have your temperature automatically adjust to a higher setting than you have programmed will definitely save you money this summer.
We have all spent time going back and forth to the thermostat to adjust the temperature up or down. With a programmable thermostat, you no longer have to pay the back and forth game. It may take some learning to be able to program your thermostat just right, but when you get it just right, the thermostat will always adjust to the perfect, comfortable temperature for you at just the right time.
Another main reason that homeowners install programmable thermostats is that they are energy efficient. More efficient thermostats make more efficient units. The more efficient your AC unit is, the less wear and tear your unit will have over time. Not only will a programmable thermostat help save years on your unit, but it will also help the environment. The energy crisis could soon become a bigger problem in the world, and having an energy-efficient AC unit and thermostat is one way you can contribute to solving the problem.
Programmable thermostats are becoming more and more technologically advanced each day. Now, some programmable thermostats can connect to Wi-Fi. They can also be accessed through apps on your phone so that even when you are away from home, you can log on to your app and control the temperature in your home, even from far away. Maybe you forgot to program your thermostat a few degrees higher while you are out of town for the day. No problem. Technology has you covered. Simply log onto the app from your phone or computer and raise the temperature no matter where you are. This feature is a bonus for many who are considering installing programmable thermostats. The ability to control your home’s temperature from anywhere is a big plus.
You may be on the fence about whether or not to spend the money to install a programmable thermostat. Rest assured, the benefits outweigh the cost. Knowing that you can save money on your bills and time throughout the day, all while maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home is well worth spending a little extra money to install a programmable thermostat. So call your AC repair technician today, and they can help your install the programmable thermostat that is right for you.