Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings

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A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort simple, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Bakersfield, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there.

The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s daily activities. After doing this, you can plan how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold.

You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better.

For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house.

A programmable thermostat operates with the same essential functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills.

  • Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Bakersfield on vacation or simply away from home for the day.
  • Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially raising your bill.
  • You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up more quickly. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy.

When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and are looking to save some money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield at 661-437-3499 or set up an appointment online.

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