June 24, 2014

Switching to a Programmable Thermostat Can Be Beneficial to YouHeating and cooling your home is often one of the biggest and most expensive sources of energy consumption. On average, homeowners end up paying over $1,000 per year in energy costs just to stay comfortable year-round. The culprit? Your HVAC system’s thermostat.

Manual thermostats are simple to use and reliable, but they leave plenty to be desired when it comes to saving energy. A programmable thermostat installed by your HVAC contractor gives you the ability to fine-tune your home’s heating and cooling for greater energy efficiency and longer service life. Most models feature a comprehensive digital display that offers a wide variety of settings and presets for both novice and savvy users.

The benefits of having your own programmable thermostat are numerous:

  • You can set different temperatures at specific times, for up to seven days a week on many models.
  • Thanks to the controls, you won’t have to worry about coming home to a sweltering or freezing house after a long day at work.
  • Some models feature a “hold” or “vacation” mode that holds your desired energy-efficient temperature while you’re away from home.
  • Available indicators can tell you if the unit requires an air filter change or any additional servicing.
  • Programmable thermostats are designed to be eco-friendly, plus they don’t use mercury.

Making the switch to a programmable thermostat helps enhance your home’s overall comfort and save you plenty of money on annual energy costs. Learn more about this and other ways of making your heating and cooling cost-effectively by contacting us at Wolff Mechanical, serving Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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