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Why Installing a Programmable Thermostat is a Good Idea

Summer may still be several weeks away, but it doesn’t look like the summer temperatures are willing to wait for its true arrival.

With the cooling season just around the corner, you may be looking for ways to be more efficient with both your energy consumption and money. Well, we’ve got the solution for you – a programmable thermostat! We most often associate energy efficiency with major upgrades, but the simple changes can do wonders for you and your home.

Did you know that most energy codes require a programmable thermostat when installing a new HVAC system?

One of the key features a programmable thermostat boasts is the simple fact that you don’t have to manually adjust the temperature throughout the day. Rather, you input your preferred temperatures and let the thermostat take care of the rest, automatically adjusting the temperature accordingly.

Programmable Thermostat Benefits

While automatic temperature adjustments are the pride and joy of programmable thermostats, it isn’t the only feature. Behold, a thermostat that:

  • Has an easy-to-read backlit display
  • Doesn’t contain mercury
  • Alerts you when the air filter needs to be replaced*
  • Is Wi-fi enabled (Change settings from the comfort of your smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.)*
  • Can be programmed to maintain a specific humidity level

*Indicates that not all models offer this feature

do i need a programmable thermostat?

This is a homeowner preference. You don’t “need” a programmable thermostat, but by using it strategically, you can save a significant amount of energy, translating to more money in your pocket. It’s also a comfort and convenience thing. If you want to schedule the temperature in your home to change throughout the day, including wifi access to your system, you will need a programmable thermostat.

  • Is your home empty for long periods of time?
  • Do you change your temperature settings frequently throughout the day?
  • Do you struggle to remember to turn the thermostat down and up when it is needed?
  • Do you have a hard time remembering to change your air filter?

If you are answering YES to the above questions, you should definitely consider switching to a programmable thermostat.

Programmable Thermostat Savings

According to energystar.gov, you could save anywhere from 10 to 30% on your home heating and cooling bill, which makes up about half of your home’s total energy costs.

Professional Installation and Programming

If you think you might benefit from a programmable thermostat, give the technicians at Cassel Home Comfort a call today. We can assist you with choosing a model that best suits your budget and needs.

Having a professional HVAC contractor install and program your thermostat will save you hours, days, or even weeks of struggling to get it working correctly. We will also ensure that your warranty remains in effect. You can DIY it, but remember, time=money and you might end up causing an even larger electrical or mechanical issue. Play it safe and let the professional HVAC technicians at Cassel Home Comfort walk you through heating and cooling your home efficiently with a programmable thermostat.

If you are shopping around for a new thermostat because your current one isn’t working, take a look at our Thermostat Troubleshooting Guide to see if you can find an easy fix.

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