Technology makes lots of things around your home more convenient and efficient. Programmable thermostats are one of the best examples of this advancement. While any thermostat can control your heating and cooling system, a programmable model lets you do so with precision. The residential electricians at Polk Electric want you to know about the many benefits that come along with installing these devices.

  1. You’ll save money through energy efficiency. One of the most compelling reasons to install a programmable thermostat is its efficiency. By controlling exactly when your A/C kicks on, you can reduce your power consumption throughout the day while you’re at work and still come home to a cool house. There are even vacation options that let you control what happens when you’re out of town.
  2. You’ll enjoy more consistent temperatures. Making constant adjustments to a thermostat is a sure-fire way to make your HVAC system work harder than it needs to. A better alternative is to find the temperature where you start to feel uncomfortably warm, then leave the thermostat at that setting. You’ll get cooler air when you actually need it and your air conditioning will be under much less strain.
  3. You may be able to monitor it from anywhere. Some more advanced models have wi-fi connectivity. This allows homeowners to check in and make adjustments to a home’s temperature no matter where they are. This is particularly helpful if you find out someone needs to stop by your home while you aren’t there, or if there’s a drastic change in the outdoor temperature over the course of the day.
  4. Your thermostat may learn to predict your needs. Predictive learning is another advanced feature that is available on some models. With these thermostats, the device notices when you tend to bump the temperature up or down. It will then start to make those changes for you automatically, saving you the hassle of getting up to make the adjustment–and saving you even more money in the process.

Interested in installing a programmable thermostat in your home? Trying to do it yourself could create more problems than it solves. Call a licensed residential electrician at Polk Electric to learn more about this easy way to save money on your summer energy bill.