Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

July 29, 2013

Pinching pennies to afford your summer vacation? Invest in a programmable thermostat to save money on your heating and cooling utility bills each month—even while you are away at the beach. A programmable thermostat is the simplest way to increase energy efficiency and decrease monthly utility bills. You can gain complete control of your cooling needs—and heating needs come winter—as they vary throughout the day.

Why would you need a programmable thermostat in your Cincinnati-area home? Say everyone in your home leaves for work or school during the day, a programmable thermostat can be set to raise the temperature while you’re gone and automatically lower it again just before your family arrives home.

If you are located in Morrow, OH or surrounding areas and interested in installing a programmable thermostat—or if you want to learn more about our heating and cooling services—call Rick’s Heating & Cooling today at 513-899-6005.

Not only are will there be monetary savings by installing a programmable thermostat, but you can also reap the environmental, home comfort, and time saving benefits.

Cost Saving Benefits

With a programmable thermostat, you will save money on your utility bills because you can schedule the air conditioning (or heat) to run only when you are home. You won’t waste money keeping your house cool when no one is around to benefit from a break from the heat!

These thermostats can also be set to lower the temperature on weekdays thirty minutes before you arrive home, or in the winter, it can be set to raise the temperature before you wake up on the weekend. You can also choose to change the settings for vacations—there’s no need to waste money on cooling your home when you’re not even in the state or country.

You will also save money in the long run, as programmable thermostats extend the lives of HVAC systems. Since they reduce the amount of time that your heating and cooling systems are actively running, your system life should be extended to help delay costly repairs or replacement.

Time Saving Benefits

You won’t waste any more time standing in front of your old thermostat changing the temperature every few hours throughout the day. You also won’t have to rush back home after you leave for a vacation because you left the air conditioner on low. Programmable thermostats can do that for you. Instead, enjoy your time saved in the comfort of your perfectly comfortable home.

Does your family fight about what temperature your thermostat is set at? By programming the thermostat settings, you can have the final say in what temperature your home is any day of the week and no one needs to touch the up or down controls.

Environmental Benefits

Programmable thermostats are also better for the environment and help decrease your carbon footprint. By controlling the thermostat to produce less cold air or heat while you are out of the house, you will be using fewer resources and saving energy.

Programmable thermostats are eco-friendly and don’t use any mercury. Sleep in peace, and at a comfortable pre-set temperature, knowing you are doing your part to protect the environment when it comes to your HVAC systems.

Home Comfort Benefits

Most programmable thermostats have options to set different temperatures at different times, seven days a week. That means your workweek and weekend days can have an entirely different schedule.

Coming home to a hot, stuffy house can be a thing of the past if you set your thermostat to jump start the air conditioning an hour before you arrive home. Along the same lines, you no longer need to wake up freezing, as you can adjust your heating system to start before you on a cold winter morning.

Save Money on Your Utility Bill with a Programmable Thermostat

It’s not just your air conditioner that is controlled by a programmable thermostat; this is a year round advantage by programming your heating! If you would like to learn more about our heating and cooling services around Cincinnati, Ohio, including installation of programmable thermostats from leading manufacturers, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling today!

Rick’s Heating & Cooling is a fully licensed and insured HVAC company in Morrow, OH, and our experienced and professional technicians can help you improve your home’s performance, comfort, and energy savings this summer. Contact us and start benefiting!