Being able to reset your thermostat when you are away from home or asleep can help you save money on energy expenses—and keep your home cozy during the winter. This can be achieved with a programmable thermostat. The energy efficiency of your heating system will be maximized once you have this tool installed. As your experts in heating repair, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to maximize the use of your programmable thermostat.
During the winter, you can program your thermostat to a comfortable setting whenever you are awake and at home. This makes sense because you’re actually around and able to sense just how cold the temperature can be.
However, your home hardly needs to be warmed as much whenever you’re not there. A temperature setting preset during your waking hours and another preset for whenever you are out or asleep can be a great way of reducing the thermostat’s load on power.
The placement of your thermostat can affect its performance and efficiency. It must be placed on interior walls away from direct sunlight, doorways, skylights and windows. It should be located where warm air is rising and cool air is sinking, (otherwise known as natural room air currents). This makes it easier to measure the actual indoor temperature of your home and easier to program it to a more comfortable setting. Get the help of experts in air conditioning repair in spotting this.
Preset Ahead of Schedule
A great way to avoid an uncomfortable morning is to preset settings ahead of time. That way, you can transition from a cool evening to a warm and cozy wake up in the morning. To do this, you can program your thermostat to raise the temperature around thirty minutes before your alarm wakes you up in the morning. That way, you don’t spend much on heating during your waking hours, but you still reap the full benefits of waking up to a warmer indoor morning.
Consider Smart Thermostats
Consider getting a new thermostat that can be automatically adjusted remotely via your smartphone. These units are even easier to program thanks to mobile technology and can help you make sure that your home is comfortable before you get home from the outdoors.
Here at R.A. Biel Plumbing and Heating, your HVAC and drain and sewer repair specialist, we know just how to help you get the most out of your programmable thermostats. To get started, give us a call at (505) 672-7888 or (970) 884-3358.