by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on April 25, 2014

Benefits Of Having A Programmable Thermostat

 

Programmable ThermostatProgrammable thermostats are quickly becoming a choice for homeowners who want to save energy while maintaining a comfortable environment. Unlike their analog or manual thermostat counterparts, programmable thermostats are much more reliable and effective in its accuracy. This increases their appeal substantially.

A benefit is that it can save a substantial amount of money. As much as 3% can be saved for every degree the thermostat is set below 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Over the long run, this can result in savings of $150 to $200 annually, depending on settings and energy use. Speaking of energy…a programmable thermostat uses less energy because it features a set temperature for specific periods of time. By keeping track of the temperatures in each room, it can provide a more accurate temperature, using very little energy in the process. By keeping the home cooler during sleeping hours and warm just before waking up, less energy is wasted. Instead of having a temperature set at 5:30 to quickly heat or cool the house by 5:45, wasting energy, a programmable thermostat will gradually arrive at the set temperature.

Ease of use is a notable benefit. Most programmable thermostats come with large touch screens and large numbers. So the wrong hands don’t interfere with the settings, a keypad lock is useful. By giving the homeowner quick information regarding energy usage, users can figure out ways to save even more money and energy. A level that’s built into the unit makes installation a cinch.

For those who are outside of the house most of the day, it’s perfect. There are thermostats that have built-in WiFi systems, enabling users to program the temperatures from a smart phone, a computer or a tablet device. It can be set to cool or heat the entire house or just specific rooms while away from the house; a major selling point. For instance, a Monday through Friday setting can be done, while a weekend setting can be different. Or a different setting can be used for each day.

These are the many advantages of having a programmable thermostat, which pays for itself in both energy and monetary savings going forward.

Considering installing a programmable thermostat in your Vancouver home? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating today at (604) 734-0890 for the best services around! 

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