3 Reasons To Switch To A Programmable Thermostat

programmable thermostatA programmable thermostat is more than just a convenience. It also offers benefits that make staying comfortable in the rainy Los Angeles winters and hot summers more affordable and can improve your vacations, too.

  1. Lower your bills effortlessly – By raising your air conditioner temperature above 72 degrees for at least eight hours a day, you can save up to 10 percent on your cooling bills. In winter, lowering your thermostat setting to 68 degrees or less for eight hours can save you around the same percentage. With a programmable thermostat, you can set your HVAC system to run at energy-saving temperatures automatically. That means you won’t waste energy by forgetting to turn the A/C off or the heat down when you leave or head for bed.
  2. Save time and hassle – With your thermostat programmed to automatically run at the temperature you want when you want, you’ll no longer have to fiddle with the thermostat several times a day to get comfortable or save energy. Your system will conserve energy while you’re out, but provide a comfortable temperature when you get home with no extra effort from you. A thermostat with adaptive recovery will sense when to start cooling or heating so you’ll be sure of arriving or waking up to comfortable temperatures. For even greater convenience, choose a learning thermostat that can adjust itself automatically based on your habits and your home’s temperatures.
  3. Enjoy worry-free vacations – Programmable thermostats are equipped with a “vacation mode” that lets you choose one temperature for your home when you leave for a while. If you’re going to be away for a few days, you can temporarily override your programmed settings and select one stable temperature to protect your home from humidity problems or keep your pets comfortable. When you get home, you can switch back to your usual programmed settings. With a Wi-fi enabled smart thermostat, you can even adjust your home’s temperature from your smart phone while you’re away.